Toronto: Eva Green, Emmanuelle Seigner Star in Roman Polanski-Olivier Assayas’ ‘True Story’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green are set to star in Roman Polanski’s psychological thriller “Based on a True Story (“D’apres une histoire vraie”), which will be sold internationally by Lionsgate.

Olivier Assayas, who nabbed the best director prize at Cannes for supernatural drama “Personal Shopper” starring Kristen Stewart, is co-writing the film with Polanski. “True Story” tells the tale of a writer (Emmanuelle Seigner) whose life and mind are endangered by an obsessive woman (Eva Green).

Marking Polanski’s return to film-making since his 2013 drama “Venus in Fur,” the French-language “Based on a True Story” is an adaptation of Delphine de Vigan’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name. The book was published last year and won the Prix Renaudot and high school prize Goncourt des Lyceens.

“True Story” is Wassim Beji’s first collaboration with Assayas and Polanski. Beji is producing the film via his Parisian outfit Wy Productions, whose credits include Jalil Lespert’s Cesar-winning “Yves Saint Laurent” and Pierre Niney starrer “An Ideal Man” and the French remake of “Chaos” with Romain Duris, Charlotte Lebon and Lespert.

The shooting will start in November in Paris. Mars Distribution will release the film in France.

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  1. John says:

    I love Eva Green…This sounds awesome !

  2. Normal Joe says:

    This is going to have some epic nudity.

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