December 15, 2020 6:51:18 pm
Actor Alicia Vikander is ready to star in HBO limited series Irma Vep, to be helmed by French unbiased director Olivier Assayas.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is loosely based mostly on Assayas’ 1996 movie of the identical title.
Assayas has penned the series which revolves round Mira (Vikander), an American movie star disillusioned by her profession and a current breakup, who comes to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent movie traditional, Les Vampires.
The filmmaker can be govt producing the present together with Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. A24 is the studio behind the undertaking.
“I have been a long-time admirer of Olivier and his work. I am very excited for us to work together, and to be a part of the expanded universe of his superb cult classic, Irma Vep. There are a lot of brilliant people coming together and I am delighted to be partnering with HBO and A24 on this special project,” mentioned Vikander.
Assayas mentioned he’s grateful to have gotten the chance to inform one in all his most memorable movies in a series format.
“I am immensely grateful to Alicia, A24, and HBO for giving me the incredible opportunity to explore and expand Irma Vep in a series format. This is a comedy that will try and catch the zeitgeist the same way the original Irma Vep did, in a very different world, a very different era, that right now feels light years away,” he mentioned.
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