The last time Alanis Morissette graced the big screen was back in 1999 for Kevin Smith’s Dogma. Now, some 14 years later she’s signed up to star as singer Marisa Damia in The Price Of Desire.
Based on the true story of modern architect pioneer, Eileen Grey, The Price of Desire has also bagged Shannyn Sossamon for the lead role. The film will chart the changes that her personal relationships had on the architecture world. While falling in love with her nemesis, Swiss/French designer Le Corbusier (Vincent Perez), Grey also maintained a relationship with Marisa Damia.
Mary McGuckian, who directed The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, will helm the piece, which will be produced by EG Film Productions Limited, Lightstream Pictures and Saga Film.
Continuing the Kickstarter trend which has struck Hollywood, the filmmakers have created a campaign to fund restoration on Gray’s villa. Located in Roquebrune Cap Martin, where filming will take place, the home of the famed architect requires renovation to bring it up to snuff for shooting. Once principal photography is complete the house will remain open to the public.
Morissette made a name for herself as a unit-shifting, soul-baring songstress with a penchant for a varied vocabulary. Outside of her musical career she has ventured into acting, mainly on the small screen. She appeared as Roma Maffia’s partner Poppy in Nip/Tuck, as Dr. Audra Kitson in Weeds and recently made a very funny one-off appearance in an episode of Up All Night.
Flying below the radar as of late, Sossamon has kept a low profile in recent years. She made a splash back in 2002 with the Bret Easton Ellis adaptation The Rules Of Attraction. Since then she’s appeared in a string of smaller-budget films, but nothing quite as exciting as Attraction.
More news on The Price Of Desire as it’s announced.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter