Anticipating the film’s world premiere at TIFF in September, Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic thriller “Therese,” written and directed by Charlie Stratton from the Emile Zola novel “Therese Raquin.” Watch a clip below.
Set in 1860s Paris, this tale of adultery stars Elizabeth Olsen as a sexually repressed young woman trapped in a loveless marriage with her cousin Camille (Tom Felton of the “Harry Potter” series). She meets her husband’s childhood friend Laurent (Oscar Isaac of “Inside Llewyn Davis”), and they embark on a tragic, torrid affair. The cast is rounded out by Jessica Lange and “Harry Potter” alumna Shirley Henderson.
Olsen garnered raves and critics’ awards for her performance in Sean Durkin’s 2011 mystery thriller “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” Stratton, who has directed for television, makes his theatrical debut with “Therese.” The film makes its world premiere in Toronto on September 7.