Beloved French filmmaker Eric Rohmer‘s work has already seen an interesting interpretation in Hollywood — Chris Rock remade “Love In The Afternoon” with “I Think I Love My Wife.” Now a decidedly more indie production is borrowing the pages of Rohmer, and, featuring two pretty great actors, it has our attention.
Alex Karpovsky joins the previously cast Jena Malone in “Claire,” a redo of the 1982 film “Le Beau Mariage.” The story follows a young woman who decides to dump her married lover and get married herself, to her best friend’s cousin. Zany! Of course, Rohmer himself had a deft and original hand at these kinds of scenarios, so it’ll be interesting to see how the screenwriters Juan Iglesias and Jonathan Saba tackle the material. Meanwhile, behind the camera will be music video director Dori Oskowitz, who will make his feature debut.
Presumably production will begin soon, but for you arthouse fans out there, what do you think about this new take on Rohmer’s film? [Deadline]