Sundance Selects grabbed U.S. rights to the Roman Polanski-directed Venus In Fur. Polanski and David Ives wrote it based on the Tony-winning stage play by Ives. Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric star and Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde produced it. The film made its world premiere in Competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Set in modern-day Paris, Venus In Fur follows a writer-director (Amalric) and a pushy, foul-mouthed actress named Vanda (Seigner) who bursts into auditions in a whirlwind of erratic energy. Vanda’s emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, and ultimately, attraction and obsession. Arianna Bocco made the deal with Jeff Berg. Amalric and Seigner starred together in the Julian Schnabel-directed Diving Bell And The Butterfly.
Diving Bell And The Butterfly star, and erstwhile Bond villain, Mathieu Amalric has boarded Roman Polanski‘s Venus In Fur. The actor, perhaps best known to U.S. audiences as baddie Dominic Greene in Quantum Of … Read More »
BREAKING: Roman Polanski is set to direct a film adaptation of the David Ives play Venus in Fur. He’ll film in French and has set Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel in the lead roles. The show played Broadway and off-Broadway, … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: After her Tony Award-winning turn in Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda has gotten on Hollywood’s radar. She was just set to play Janis Joplin in the biopic to be directed by Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Sean Durkin. … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: After recently winning the Tony for best actress in a play for Venus In Fur, Nina Arianda will make her screen-starring debut playing 1960s rock icon Janis Joplin. Joplin, a film that looks back on the final six months of the singer’s life with flashbacks to her early career, will be directed by Sean Durkin, whose feature debut Martha Marcy May Marlene won him a slew of festival acclaim including Best Director at Sundance.
Joplin will be made for a budget under $20 million, with production to start early next year, said producer Peter Newman, who with his partners have spent the last 12 years trying to put an indie film together with rights that include exclusive use of 21 of Joplin’s best-known songs. He said Arianda will sing Joplin’s tunes in the film, and that she has the chops to do justice to Joplin’s signature gritty sound. Read More »