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Sunday, December 8, 2013
DE PALMA'S 'THERESE' FILM TITLED 'MAGIC HOUR'
MONSTER INTERVIEW IN NEW ISSUE OF 'SO FILM' FROM FRANCE
Thanks to Thomas for letting us know about the monster interview with Brian De Palma in the current issue of So Film, and also to Patrick for pointing out that the article inside provides a title for De Palma's upcoming project with producer Saïd Ben Saïd, which has been described as a loose adaptation of Emile Zola's Thérèse Raquin. According to the magazine, the title for that project is Magic Hour. Emily Mortimer, who had previously auditioned for De Palma's The Black Dahlia, will play the lead. Screen Daily's Geoffrey Macnab has previously reported that "the story is about a film director and two actors shooting a movie version of Zola's novel and finding that it reflects experiences in their own lives."

Another upcoming film adaptation of Thérèse Raquin was recently retitled In Secret. It marks the directorial debut of Charlie Stratton, and stars Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, and Jessica Lange. The film is to be released February 21, 2014. A trailer was just released this past week.

Meanwhile, the interview in So Film was conducted recently in New York. In it, Fernando Ganzo asks De Palma questions that cover his entire career. It may take me some time, but I'll try to get some translations and share highlights in the coming days.


Posted by Geoff at 3:52 PM CST
Updated: Sunday, December 8, 2013 4:04 PM CST
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
EMILY MORTIMER CAST IN DE PALMA'S NEW SBS FILM
DESCRIBED AS LOOSE ADAPTATION OF ZOLA'S 'THERESE RAQUIN'
Screen Daily's Geoffrey Macnab posted an article yesterday about the upcoming slate of films from Saïd Ben Saïd's SBS Productions, providing more details about De Palma's next project with his Passion producer. For starters, the article states that the fantastic Emily Mortimer will play the lead in the film, which is described as a "loose adaptation of Emile Zola's Therese Raquin, featuring both period and contemporary elements." Macnab reports that "the story is about a film director and two actors shooting a movie version of Zola's novel and finding that it reflects experiences in their own lives."

Back in February, we linked to an article from CineObs' Nicolas Schaller (the original article appears to be defunct at this time) in which Ben Saïd is quoted about a new project he was then developing with De Palma, but without providing any title. "This is a film about cinema that is not devoid of humor or cruelty," Ben Saïd told Schaller. "It happens on a shoot between a director, an actor and an actress. De Palma wrote it by drawing on things that have happened to him. It is a kind of film testament."

Ben Saïd, whose upcoming slate also includes films by Joe Dante, David Cronenberg, David Mamet, Philippe Garrel, and Pascal Bonitzer, tells Macnab, "I am very much director-driven. I like to produce movies I enjoy to watch."

(Thanks to Chris and David!)


Posted by Geoff at 12:30 AM CDT
Updated: Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:57 PM CST
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