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Michael Caine to play miserable author in 'Best Sellers'

Press Trust of India  |  Cannes 

Hollywood veteran is set to star as a retired in "Best Sellers".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film marks the directorial debut of

To save a boutique publishing house, an goes on a wild book tour with an aloof, (Caine) who wants to live out his days in peace: reads the plot of the movie.

The film is based on Anthony Grieco's original screenplay, which won a 2015 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting award.

While is handling international sales and introducing the film to buyers in Cannes, will handle the domestic market.

"'Best Sellers' may become one of Michael Caine's greatest and funniest triumphs. With 'bullsh**e' as his rallying cry, weaves a character that is hilarious in its rage, yet so touching in its vulnerability. 'Best Sellers' is just a wonderful script," Foresight's

An official Canada-UK co-production, the film goes on floors in mid-July.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 17:51 IST