Jean Dujardin May Star in French Comedy LE PETIT JOUEUR

     February 28, 2012

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Having just won the Academy Award for Best Actor, The Artist star Jean Dujardin may be looking to head back to his roots. THR reports that Dujardin may be reuniting with the sketch comedy troupe that launched his career, Nous C Nous, for the film Le Petit Joueur. Translated to The Little Player in English, the comedy “focuses on an out-of-work guy separated from his wife who decides to compete in a poker tournament organized by a billionaire.” Given that the actor is currently busy prepping for the romantic thriller Mobius, which shoots this summer, he’s only expected to have a small role in Le Petit Joueur.

Though the Best Actor Oscar is usually reserved for super serious dramatic actors, Dujardin is actually best known as a comedian in his native France. Other members from Nous C Nous include Bruno Salomone, Eric Massot and Eric Collado, who are all set to appear in Le Petit Joueur, as well as Dujardin’s real-life wife Alexandra Lamy. The actor has yet to sign on to a big Hollywood project post-The Artist, but one imagine’s he’s currently inundated with a bevy of villain offers. Hit the jump to check out a video of a Nous C Nous sketch involving Dujardin and Star Wars.

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