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The Weinstein Company Booking 'Suite Francaise' With Michelle Williams & Matthias Schoenaerts

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 16, 2013 10:00 AM
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The Weinstein Company are carrying an impressive 2013 slate with "Grace Of Monaco," "August: Osage County," "Salinger," "Fruitvale," "The Butler" and "The Grandmaster" all dated, and "Snowpiercer," "Lowlife" and "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" (hopefully) expected this year as well. And it seems they are looking ahead to 2014, as they've picked up a movie that already boasts a promising pedigree.

The distributor has nabbed the U.S. rights to "Suite Francaise" starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts. The project, which started coming together last fall, is an adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's novel, which charts the love affair between Lucille, a young French woman (Williams) and the German officer (Schoenaerts) assigned to watch her in Nazi-occupied France. Kristin Scott Thomas is also on board to play Lucille's mother-in-law.

Saul Dibb of "The Duchess" fame wrote the script and will be directing, and production is slated to kick off in June. Oscar contender? We'll see, but considering Harvey helped get Williams Oscar noms for both "Blue Valentine" and "My Week With Marilyn," it's probably safe to assume he's going for gold again. [Screen Daily]

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  • Eoin Daly | April 16, 2013 12:32 PMReply

    Heopfully oscar is coming Michelle's way.

  • Sarah | April 17, 2013 7:03 AM

    Who said that this movie will be spoken in french? it probably will be spoken in english just like thousands of Hollywood movies with french/german/italian/swedish/etc characters played by american actors speaking in english in the whole movie.
    Matthias isn't german and don't speak the language either (not that I know).

  • gene | April 16, 2013 1:20 PM

    Hopefully, Michelle Williams will not play another bland and morose character. Why didn't they hire a talented French actress that can believably speak the language ?

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