CANNES — Julie Delpy will make her feature helming debut with the provisionally titled “Deux Jours — Two Days,” which starts lensing in Paris June 12.
Pic, co-starring Delpy and Adam Goldberg, is a cross-cultural romantic comedy about a couple whose relationship hits troubled waters during a brief stay in her native city.
Aleksia Landeau and Daniel Bruhl also have roles.
“It’s ‘Meet the Parents’ meets ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ — no, that’s a joke,” said Delpy.
Thesp Delpy has helmed two shorts and was nominated for an Oscar last year for the screenplay of Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunset,” co-written with Linklater and Ethan Hawke.
She penned “Two Days” single-handedly.
In the film, Goldberg’s character “meets some of his partner’s ex-lovers and has the impression she’s slept with half of Paris,” said Delpy, due in Cannes to attend tonight’s screening of Linklater’s “Fast Food Nation.”
Pic budgeted at around $2 million is produced by Christophe Mazoudier, of Gallic shingle Polaris, and Delpy, via her French company Tempete Sous Un Crane, with Germany’s 3L Filmproduktion co-producing. French indie Rezo is handling international sales and theatrical distribution in Gaul.
Delpy has other helming projects in the pipeline, including “Bathory,” which she is hoping to shoot at the beginning of next year.
Pic is based on the true story of a murderous 16th century Hungarian Countess who killed virgins and bathed in their blood, believing it would make her stay beautiful. Hawke and Radha Mitchell are attached to star, Delpy said.