D’après une histoire vraie / Based on a True Story (2017)


Release Date: 2017

Status: Post-Production
Character: TBA
Director: Roman Polanski
Co-Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Vincent Perez
Written by: Olivier Assayas, Roman Polanski
Based on: D’après une histoire vraie, a 2015 novel by Delphine de Vigan
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated

The story of a toxic relationship between a writer whose life and mind are endangered by an obsessive admirer as she goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book.

Eva Green’s Role

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Eva Green

On her decision to work with Roman Polanski

“I just thought it was a very good role, and there are not many good roles for women. It’s a very intense story, it was inspired by a French best-seller. He’s done fantastic movies and I just see him as an artist. Then the man, I don’t want to get in there— it’s a different thing and I don’t really know him. I’m just working with a great artist.”

Production Trivia & Facts
Is a French-Belgian co-production.

The film is based on the critically acclaimed novel D’après une histoire vraie by Delphine de Vigan. The book was released in 2015 in France and has won the Prix Renaudot and Goncourt des Lyceens. The English translated version of the book will be released on May 9, 2017.

The film is being shot in the Perche region (in the village of Chapelle-Royale and in the municipality of Altars-Villevillon/Les Autels Villevillon, Centre Val de Loire, France) and in Paris, France (Studios de Bry-sur-Marne). Production started on November 7, 2016 in Chapelle-Royale.

This film is Eva’s second French language film. Her first was Jean-Paul Salomé’s Arsène Lupin (2004) with Romain Duris.

This is the fourth collaboration between husband and wife Roman Polanski and Emmanuelle Seigner. They previously worked together in Frantic (1988), Bitter Moon (1992), The Ninth Gate (1999) and Venus in Fur (2013).

This film marks the return of Roman Polanski to filmmaking since his 2013 drama Venus in Fur.

This film marks the first collaboration between award winning directors Roman Polanski (Repulsion [1965], Rosemary’s Baby [1968], Chinatown [1974], The Pianist [2002]) and Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria [2014], Personal Shopper [2016]). Polanski will be directing the film and co-writing the screenplay with Assayas.

The film has an estimated budget of €10,000,000.

The film keeps its original book title D’après une histoire vraie while Based on a True Story serves as its English title for its worldwide release.
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