Jessica Lange Replacing Glenn Close In Erotic Thriller Therese Raquin

By Sean O'Connell 2012-03-27 07:46:05discussion comments
Jessica Lange Replacing Glenn Close In Erotic Thriller Therese Raquin image
Hereís an unexpected bit of last-minute recasting. Jessica Lange apparently will be subbing in for Glenn Close on the set of Therese Raquin, according to EW.com. The period love triangle co-stars Martha Marcy May Marlene star Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton, forever remembered as Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series. Charlie Stratton will direct.

Thereís no mention in the piece of why Close left the production, which we first started reporting on back in November 2011. And Close reportedly was shepherding this remake of Emile Zolaís erotic thriller along for years. Not quite with the passion she brought to Albert Nobbs, for which she received an Oscar nomination, but still, to have her exit with no explanation is odd.

In Closeís absence, Lange now will play the title character, Olsenís domineering aunt who watches as her niece engages in a passionate affair with her husbandís (Felton) best friend (Oscar Isaacs).

Obviously, transitioning from Close to Lange is a lateral move (if not an upgrade). The latter has two Oscar wins under her belt, and recently won the 2009 Emmy for Grey Gardens She earned raves for her performance in the FX series American Horror Story and has proven over the years an ability to play virtually any character. She will not have as much prep time for Raquin, which is in pre-production yet doesnít have a release date. But if any actress can hit the ground running an tighten up slack on her prep schedule, itís Lange. I just hope we learn what happened to Close, and why she decided to exit a role that sounded right up her alley.
discussion
Blended From Around The Web
Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Back to top
SEARCH CB
GET US IN YOUR FEED
Horror Movies
ABOUT US
FAQ
APPS
RSS FEEDS
CONTACT US
Powered by Webta Labs / All rights reserved, Cinema Blend LLC