Thesp will star in 'North,' 'Babylon'
Michelle Yeoh has pacted for a pair of films.She’ll first star with Sean Bean and Michelle Krusiec in “True North.” Asif Kapadia directs the $10 million drama financed by Film Four and other equity investors. Yeoh will then star alongside Vin Diesel in “Babylon A.D.” for Fox and Canal Plus, with shooting to begin in November. “True North,” which begins shooting this week in Norway, is about a woman and a young girl whose barren existence is disrupted by a soldier. Bertrand Faivre is producing. Kapadia previously directed “The Warrior” and “The Return.” Mathieu Kassovitz will direct “Babylon A.D.” from his script. Diesel had previously been set for the $60 million adaptation of the Maurice Dantec genetic manipulation novel “Babylon Babies.” Yeoh will play a nun who becomes caretaker to a young girl who might have been injected with a deadly virus. The film reunites Kassovitz with his “Crimson Rivers” producer Alain Goldman, who raised the financing to make the film through his Legende Films banner. Pic’s a co-production between Legende and Kassovitz’s MNP Enterprise. Gary Ungar is exec producing.