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★ Variety ★ Canal Plus Orders TV Adaptation of ‘Vernon Subutex’ With Romain Duris

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“French star Romain Duris is set to topline the TV adaptation of “Vernon Subutex,” Virginie Despentes’ bestselling novel. Canal Plus, the French pay-TV channel behind “The Returned,” has commissioned the series…

The novel “Vernon Subutex” has been lauded by critics for its richly layered, dark-humored and crystalline depiction of contemporary French society. The TV adaptation will place a large emphasis on the dark comedy and irreverent tone of the book, in the vein of “Californication.” As a vibrant, colorful backdrop, Paris will also likely have a big role in the show.  ”

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