Man, can Eva Green get a break these days? Gemma Arterton has taken over the role previously slotted for the actress in Michael Mann‘s gestating “Capa” and now, Diane Kruger has stepped in for the actress in Benoit Jacquot‘s adaptation of Chantal Thomas‘ novel, “Farewell, My Queen.”
Kruger joins Lea Seydoux and Gerard Depardieu and will play Marie Antoinette with Seydoux as a reader to her royal majesty during the final days of the French Revolution. No word yet on who Depardieu will play, but most likely a notable figure in the royal family tree.
Don’t be too concerned if you’ve never heard of Jacquot. He’s not really that well known on this side of the ocean, but he has notched nominations from the Cannes and Venice film festivals in past years for films “The School Of Flesh,” “The Untouchable,” “Keep It Quiet” and “Seventh Heaven.” While our hopes for seeing both Green and Seydoux running around in period costumes have been dashed, Kruger is certainly an able thesp and fills in our much shallower requirements for the film (she’s a looker, okay, we said it).
Filming begins next spring.