"Emmanuelle" starring Léa Seydoux


Emmanuelle, starring Léa Seydoux and Audrey Diwan, is in production. Diwan, who won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for Happening, a picture about a woman who obtains an illegal abortion in the 1960s, will make his English-language directorial debut with this film. Seydouxwill portray the main character in this movie.

"Emmanuelle" is based on Emmanuelle Arsan's novel and was co-written by Diwan and Rebecca Zlotowski ("An Easy Girl"), who also wrote the script. The story revolves around a woman and her sexual fantasies. It was originally adapted into a 1974 film directed by Just Jaeckin, and starring Sylvia Kristel. In order to make the picture, producers Chantelouve (Marion Delord and Reginald de Guillebon) purchased the rights to Arsan's book, which they adapted.

Seydoux will premiere two films at the Cannes Film Festival: Crimes of the Future (2022) by David Cronenberg and One Fine Morning (2022) by Mia Hansen-Love. No Time to Die (2021) and The French Dispatch (2021)" are two of Seydoux's recent projects.

Besides Happening, Diwan also directed Losing It (2019), with Pio Marma and Céline Sallette, in the wake of the Supreme Court's expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and destroy the constitutional right to an abortion for women in the United States of America.

The idea will be introduced in Cannes on Wednesday, May 18th, at an exclusive presentation by Diwan.

CAA and Adéquat represent Diwan, Zlotowski, and Seydoux, respectively. Adéquat and UTA represent Zlotowski and Seydoux.

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