Another day, another slew of casting announcements, with a few them involving some actresses who’ve stepped in and out of the world of James Bond.
The “Blue Is The Warmest Color” stars are getting busy. First up, Adèle Exarchopoulos is joining Chulpan Khamatova (“Good Bye Lenin!”) and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin to star in Ralph Fiennes’ next directorial effort “The White Crow.” About famous Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, the drama charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. [Screen Daily]
Exarchopoulos’ ‘Warmest Color’ co-star has landed another plum gig too. Lea Seydoux has joined Matthias Schoenaerts and Colin Firth in the cast of Thomas Vinterberg’s English-language Russian submarine drama “Kursk.” The film is based on the true-to-life events of the early aughts when an explosion on board the Kursk submarine caused it to sink in the Barents Sea, prompting a desperate struggle to save those on board. [Screen Daily]
In a terrific pairing, Eva Green and Gemma Arterton will board the lesbian romance “Vita & Virginia.” Green will star as Virginia Woolf and Arterton will play Vita Sackville-West, in director Chanya Button’s second feature after “Burn Burn Burn.” Set in the 1920s, the drama centers on the passionate love affair between English novelist Woolf and socialite Sackville-West. The relationship inspired Woolf to write her novel “Orlando.” [Screen Daily]
Lastly, Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement, Matt Berry, and Craig Robinson will spend “An Evening With Beverly Luff.” Directed by Jim Hosking, the weirdo mind behind strange scuzzball drama “The Greasy Strangler,” the new film centers on Lulu Danger’s (Plaza) unsatisfying marriage which takes an unfortunate turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform a mysterious event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.” Hosking co-wrote the film too so expect something bizarre.