PARIS– Juliette Binoche has joined the cast of “Polina,” a ballet-themed drama that will mark the feature debut of famed choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.
Binoche toplines Isabel Coixet’s “Nobody Wants the Night,” which will open Berlin film festival.
Due to start shooting next winter, Polina” illustrates TF1’s recent move into diverse, edgier arthouse projects to complete its slate of mainstream French films.
TF1’s current lineup includes Eric Besnard’s romantic comedy “The Sense of Wonder” (“Le gout des merveilles”), Jean-Paul Rouve’s “Memories” (“Les souvenirs”), an adaptation of David Foekinos’ novel, Marie-Castille Mention Schaar’s “Once In a Lifetime” (“Les heritiers”) which opened in France on Dec. 3 and has so far grossed over $3 million. TF1 is also selling “Boomerang,” a drama based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel starring Melanie Laurent (“Enemy”).