Ever since Ari Folman told me about adapting Stanislaw Lem’s 1971 sci-fi novel The Futurological Congress, I’ve been excited by his central premise–which is not that of the novel– of a gorgeous American actress on the cusp of losing her movie star luster who sells her likeness to Hollywood and can never work again. The Israeli/Polish/French co-production will mix present-day live action with an animated future, and take the character forward 20 years. He wanted to cast an actress who was willing to play herself in the role; he considered Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Jason Leigh and others. Robin Wright is a great choice.
Folman talks about it below, and here are more photos.
[Hat Tip: Rope of Silicon.]