Between this exciting casting news and the U.S. release of her critically acclaimed new drama “Things To Come” on Friday, it’s already quite the week for fans of the great Mia Hansen-Løve. As reported by The Film Stage last night, Hansen-Løve is bringing Juliette Binoche on board for the ensemble of her long-in-the-works “Maya.” This will be the director’s second high profile collaboration with an esteemed French actress, following her pairing with Isabelle Huppert on “Things To Come.”
“Maya” tells the story of a French war reporter who returns to his home in western India after being held hostage in Syria. Roman Kolinka, who has worked with Hansen-Løve on “Eden” and “Things To Come,” is attached to star opposite Binoche, Aarshi Banerjee and Cédric Kahn. Binoche’s role has not been revealed, and further plot details remain under wraps for now.
The film will mark the first collaboration between the director and Binoche, who recently visited Cannes with Bruno Dumont’s “Slack Bay” and can next be seen in the “Ghost In The Shell” film adaptation. The actress has a great working relationship with Hansen-Løve’s husband, Olivier Assayas, thanks to powerhouse roles in “Summer Hours” and “Clouds of Sils Maria.” The two are no doubt familiar with one another’s work, and we can’t wait to see what they can create together.
Hansen-Løve’s “Things To Come” opens Friday in U.S. theaters and has earned vast critical acclaim.