Showtime’s gothic drama series “Penny Dreadful” may have abruptly ended earlier this year, but acclaimed star Eva Green isn’t wasting any time getting exciting projects lined up. In addition to Lisa Langseth’s sister drama “Euphoria,” in which she’ll star opposite Alicia Vikander, Green has now joined the cast of psychological thriller “Based On A True Story” opposite French star Emmanuelle Seigner, Variety reports. The film marks the highly anticipated collaboration between director Roman Polanski and Olivier Assayas, who is tackling screenwriting duties.
The script is an adaptation of Delphine de Vigan’s novel of the same name, which tells the story of a writer (Seigner) who goes through a rough time after the release of her latest book attracts the eye of an obsessive woman (Green). Green has showed unprecedented power when playing heightened characters (see “Penny Dreadful” and “300: Rise Of An Empire” as winning examples), and this role sounds like it should play directly to her strengths.
“True Story” will be Polanski’s first feature since 2013’s “Venus in Fur” adaptation. Assayas, meanwhile, has seen his name skyrocket on the international stage with Kristen Stewart collaborations like “Clouds of Sils Maria” and this year’s festival title “Personal Shopper.”
Production on the film is scheduled to begin this November in Paris. Mars Distribution is handling the France release. There is currently no U.S. distributor attached to the project.