Czech director Jiří Vejdělek, whose latest comedy Women in Temptation (produced by Falcon, www.falcon.cz) was the most successful Czech domestic movie of 2010 with over 1.2 million viewers, is completing preproduction on a new film. The dark comedy Men in Hope, called a "free sequel" to his recent film, starts shooting on 8 January 2011, Vejdělek announced on Monday.
The movie, scheduled for release in September 2011, is produced by Vejdělek and Tomáš Hoffman and company Infinity (www.infinity.cz). Coproducers of the CZK 28 million (1.1 million euros) comedy are energy company RWE (www.rwe.cz), TV Nova (www.nova.cz) and Falcon production and distribution company (www.falcon.cz).
"It should be a true story about men and their real hopes, fears and expectations. And also on their infidelity, which can sometimes create even a happy marriage and relationship," Vejdělek said, describing the simple plot. Popular Czech actor Jiří Macháček, who also starred in Women in Temptation, plays the main character Ondřej, while Simona Stašová, Bolek Polívka and Eva Kerekésová round out the cast.
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