Lea Seydoux, Eva Green And Gerard Depardieu Cast In Bastille Movie

Lea Seydoux, Eva Green And Gerard Depardieu Cast In Bastille Movie

Posted by October 13, 2010 Comment

Benoît Jacquot is assembling an all-star cast for his adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell, My Queen). Just three names on the list so far, but they work well as survey of venerable French cinema actors: elder statesman Gerard Depardieu; in-demand young star in Lea Seydoux; and sometimes-I-forget-she’s-French crossover queen, Eva Green. I can smell the Cesars from here.

From what I’ve read of Thomas’ novel, it seems that Eva Green will be playing Marie Antoinette, and Lea Seydoux a reader to the queen who bears witness to the fall of the Bastille. French Premiere make specific reference to a role for the detached head of the executed King Louis’, so I’ll posit a theory that maybe – just maybe – said tête will be essayed by Depardieu.

Jacquot’s most recent film is Deep In The Woods, a period romantic thriller that seems to flirt with gentle, surreal fantasy. Here’s its French trailer:

(Last Updated October 13, 2010 2:18 pm )

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