Courtesy : The Independent
Actor Lea Seydoux has indeed made a huge mark for herself where apart from being the frontrunner in French films, Seydoux has been a rising star having starred in Mission Impossible and James Bond films.
And now, Seydoux will headline Party of Fools (Le Bal des Folles), a high-profile period drama-thriller to be directed by Arnaud des Pallières.
The female-driven movie is produced by two of France’s biggest producers, Philippe Rousselet and Jonathan Blumental, at the Paris-based company Prelude. The pair previously teamed on Michel Hazanavicius’s The Lost Prince with Omar Sy.
Party of Fools, which is the first high-profile, big-budget project to be announced since the start of the coronavirus crisis, is expected to begin shooting at the end of 2020 or early 2021.
Written for the screen by Arnaud des Pallières and Christelle Berthevas, the film is set during the Paris Carnival in 1893 and is based on true historical events and characters. It takes place at the Pitié Salpétrière mental institution for women, which is rendered the epicenter of an elaborate ball where politicians, artists and socialites all come together to partake in a raucous night of festivities.