The French-Canadian film Starbuck recently opened at the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival to rave reactions, with our very own Colton Dunham calling it one of the year’s best comedies in his review. Now, we have our first look at the film in the theatrical trailer, which features stars Patrick Huard, Julie Le Breton and Antoine Bertrand. The film follows a sperm donor as he attempts to visit each and every one of his 500+ children.
The English voice-over is kind of silly and off-putting, but the film itself looks kind of charming and innocent. I’m interested in checking it out, if only for the hilarious situation that our main character finds himself in.
Director Ken Scott‘s film is such a hit that there is already a US remake in the works, which will star Vince Vaughn, with Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders co-starring. Scott will return to direct that flick for DreamWorks.
Here’s a trailer for the film:
Co-written and directed by Ken Scott, who penned the screenplay with Martin Petit, STARBUCK stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he’s the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck. Produced by Andre Rouleau, the film also stars Julie Le Breton, as David’s long suffering girlfriend who suddenly finds herself pregnant and understandably reluctant to share parenthood with the unreliable David, and Antoine Bertrand, David’s longtime friend, Paul, an attorney who takes on his case while trying to disabuse him of the joys of parenthood.