Elizabeth Olsen, Glenn Close board ‘Therese’

Exclusive puts int'l rights to pic on block

Exclusive Media is shopping international sales rights to romantic thriller “Therese” to buyers in Berlin.

Pic, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Glenn Close and Tom Felton, is based on Emile Zola’s “Therese Raquin.”

Pic is the feature debut of theater helmer Charlie Stratton, who mounted a stage version of “Therese Raquin” in Los Angeles in 1995.

Set in 1860s Paris, Olsen plays Therese, a sexually repressed woman trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille (Felton), who has an affair with her husband’s childhood friend, Laurent.

Close plays Madame Raquin, Therese’s domineering mother-in-law. Casting for Laurent is to be announced shortly. Wonderful Films’ William Horberg and Mickey Liddell produce the pic, which is due to lense in April. LD Distribution is handling U.S. release.

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