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Gabriele Muccino

Italian Movies - July 19

Italian director Gabriele Muccino, who made his English-language debut with the upcoming Will Smith drama "The Pursuit of Happy-ness," is turning his attention to a French remake.

"A Little Game Without Consequence," a comedy based on a French play by Gerard Sibleyras, follows a seemingly perfect couple who pretend to break up, only to realize that their friends never liked them as couple to begin with. The play was adapted into a French movie in 2004. Muccino's take is set up at Focus Features.

Muccino wrote and directed the award-winning "L'Ultimo bacio," which was adapted into the upcoming English-language drama "The Last Kiss," directed by Zach Braff.