EXCLUSIVE: Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind director Michel Gondry is preparing his next project which will be on sale on the Cannes market with the French seller Kinology.
As previously revealed, in-demand French star Pierre Niney (Frantz) will lead the cast of the French-language comedy à la mode The solution book (The Solution Book). Plot details are being kept under wraps on the scorching project, but we hear it will be about a filmmaker trying to overcome creative demons.
We also understand that the supporting cast will include Blanche Gardin, Camille Rutherford, Frankie Wallach and Vincent Elbaz. The producer is Georges Berman.
Oscar-winning Gondry returns to directing after a seven-year hiatus. Meanwhile, Niney is one of France’s most impressive young actors, known for films such as Yves Saint Laurent, Frantz and the next Masqueradewho plays in Cannes.
Promising projects keep coming to the Cannes market this year. As one buyer told us on Sunday, “It’s a market on steroids…for better and for worse.”
Kinology’s Cannes sales list also includes Bertrand Bonello’s next feature The beast (The beast). 1917 and Munich star George MacKay is newly on board to join no time to die and Future Crimes starring Léa Seydoux in Bonello’s (Nocturama) intriguing project.
Currently in pre-production, the dystopian romance will be set between Paris and California and set in the near future where emotions have become a threat. Justin Taurand produces.
The project had been known for a while and was previously performed by Gaspard Ulliel, who tragically died in a skiing accident last year.
Seydoux will be in Cannes this week for the launch of Cronenberg Future Crimes. BAFTA Rising Star nominee MacKay will next be seen in Babak Anvari’s thrillers I came.
Also on the Kinology program, Luc Besson’s experimental project June and Johnwhich was shot during confinement, and the same director DogManstarring Caleb Landry Jones.