Mathieu Amalric To Star In Roman Polanski's Venus In Fur
Whenever a film gets delayed one of the hardest things to do is maintain a complete cast. If a production is moved off by a month it's possible that the main star won't be able to participate due to other commitments. Such is the case with Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur. The project was originally meant to be before cameras last November, but only now has the film begun to roll. And while Louis Garrel was originally attached as the male lead he has been forced to drop out and has been replaced.
Allocine (via The Playlist) says that Mathieu Amalric, probably best known to American audiences as the James Bond villain in Marc Forster's Quantum of Solace, has replaced Garrel in the Broadway adaptation. Based on the play by David Ives, who worked on the adaptation with Polanski, the story follows a playwright who is on a desperate search to find an actress for his newest work. At the last minute an actress arrives that is desperate for the part but at the same time completely wrong for it. But she won't take no for an answer.
Emmanuelle Seigner is co-starring in the movie, which actually means that there is a reunion at hand, both Seigner and Amalric previously starring in Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell And The Butterfly. The actor recently co-starred with Benicio Del Toro in the drama Jimmy Picard, which is due out later this year, and will also appear in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which, like Venus in Fur
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