After dazzling audiences with the Golden Globe-winning miniseries Carlos and earning a Golden Osello for Best Screenplay with his follow-up Something In The Air, French director Olivier Assayas is now hard at work on his English language debut, Sils Maria, scheduled for release next year.
The drama, which is currently filming in Germany and Switzerland, boasts a talented trio of actresses in the form of ubiquitous teen star Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Carrie), acclaimed French actress Juliette Binoche (Chocolat, Certified Copy) and Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart. Though Stewart is nowhere to be seen in the pictures below, we do get a first glimpse at Moretz’s character, evidently a bonafide fashionista by her outfit and hair.
Sils Maria centers on reclusive, aging actress Maria Enders (Binoche), who becomes dangerously fixated on younger star Jo-Anne Ellis (Moretz), about to take over the role that made Enders famous. Stewart co-stars as the assistant to Binoche’s character. All in all, the film sounds very similar to All About Eve, but with such a talented group of actresses involved, Assayas certainly has the ability to take Sils Maria in a drastically different direction.
The images also feature a first look at Jo-Ann’s love interest, played by British singer/actor Johnny Flynn. Flynn previously appeared in Assayas’ Something In The Air, and will star with Anne Hathaway in the upcoming Song One. Other confirmed cast members for Sils Maria include Daniel Brühl (Rush), Tom Sturridge (On The Road), Bruno Ganz (The Reader) and Brady Corbet (Martha Marcy May Marlene).
Sils Maria does not yet have an American release date, but IFC Films is already set to distribute it in the US, likely at some point next year.
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