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Oscar Isaac Joins ‘Therese Raquin’ With Elizabeth Olsen

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 23, 2012 5:41 PM
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Well, if the filmmakers were trying to make a movie that caters right to The Playlist's sweet spot, they're coming pretty close with "Therese Raquin." Already set to star veteran Glenn Close, rising star Elizabeth Olsen and that guy from 'Harry Potter' Tom Felton, the film has now added one more emerging talent to the cast.

Oscar Isaac continues to stack his upcoming filmography ("Inside Llewyn Davis," "The Bourne Legacy"), taking a role in the period film. Based on the novel by Emilie Zola, and set to be directed by Charlie Stratton, the story follows Therese (Olsen), a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille (Felton), who enters a passionate affair with her husband's best friend Laurent (Isaac), with tragic results for everyone involved. Close plays Camille's mother, who he lives with alongside his wife.

Great material, great story, strong cast -- it'll be up to first timer Stratton to bring it across the finish line on his debut. He'll certainly have the talent around him, but here's hoping he can wrangle it wisely. A two month shoot in Serbia kicks off soon. No release date yet but we expect this to hit the festival circuit next year. [Deadline]

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  • Lynne | March 24, 2012 9:48 AMReply

    Bummer not having Glenn Close part of this film. She probably stepped down when the producers decided to film in Serbia for two months. She's mentioned before she doesn't like being away from her family for long stretches.

  • jingmei | March 24, 2012 4:01 AMReply

    great news: awesome project, interesting storyline, with strong, talented cast, like Oscar Issac (Drive) always cooperates with talented people

  • Shecky | March 23, 2012 7:12 PMReply

    Correct, Jessica Lange in for Glenn Close

  • Paul | March 23, 2012 5:47 PMReply

    The link to the deadline article says that Jessica Lange is in the film as the aunt not Glenn Close. So unless someone at deadline f#cked up Lange has replaced Cl0se

  • jingmei | March 24, 2012 3:59 AM

    What's the matter for the language with the cast

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