Lea Seydoux Nabs Role In Blue Is A Hot Color

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-02-27 15:55:45discussion comments
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Though she has spent most most of her career making films in her homeland of France, Lea Seydoux's American film career was given a serious boost in 2011. While the model/actress has had roles in English-language titles before - Quentin Tarantino's Inglouious Basterds and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood come to mind - last year she had significant roles in both Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (which can now be called the Oscar-winning Midnight in Paris) and Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. She already started 2012 off with a bang by landing a role alongside Vincent Cassell in a new version of Beauty and the Beast, but the parts just keep on coming.

Variety has learned that Seydoux has joined the cast of Blue Is a Hot Color, the new film from Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche. The film is a small-scale dramedy (the trade reports a budget of only $5.32 million) that will be based on Julie Maroh's graphic novel. The story follows a teenage girl who falls in love with a woman and must deal with her friends and family. Already attached to the project is Adele Exarchopoulos, but the report doesn't say which roles either actress will be playing. The movie is Kechiche's fifth feature and his first since 2010's Black Venus.

For fans wondering when might be the next time that we see Seydoux on the big screen, I have some good news and some bad news. The actress has two films coming out this year - Sister and Farewell, My Queen (both of which played at this month's Berlin Film Festival - but unfortunately neither title has a U.S. release date yet. That said, I'm sure they'll be available at some point.
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