Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne went with established Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard to lead their last movie, “Two Days, One Night,” and the filmmakers aren’t done snagging top talent. She may not be a huge name yet, but Adèle Haenel is already a two time César Award winner, taking back-to-back trophies in 2014 for Best Supporting Actress in “Suzanne” and this year for Best Actress for “Love At First Fight.” And she’ll feature in what may be her biggest movie yet.
Production company Les Films Du Fleuve has announced that the sibling directors have tapped Haenel to lead their next film, “La fille Inconnue” (“The Unknown Girl“). She’ll take the role of Jenny, a young doctor who feels guilty after a young woman she refused to see winds up dead a few days later. She then decides to find out who the girl was, after the police can’t identify the young woman.
It’s an intriguing premise, and another story that like “Two Days, One Night,” seems to brush upon social issues to some degree. Filming will begin this fall, and so might as well save a Cannes Film Festival slot for this one in 2016.