- VENUS IN FUR
Director Roman Polanski (The Pianist) is set to direct Venus in Fur, an adaptation of David Ives’ Tony Award-nominated Broadway play.
The play, itself a meta-adaptation of the 1870 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch novel, centers on a young playwright and the adulterous, erotic game of cat and mouse with one of the actresses auditioning for a role.
The picture will be filmed in French and will star Emmanuelle Seigner (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers).
The independently financed film will shoot in Paris starting this November.
In a Press Release this is what Polanski had to say:
“I’ve been looking for a chance to make a film in French with Emmanuelle for a long time,” says Roman Polanski, who previously directed Seigner in Frantic and Bitter Moon. “Reading Venus in Fur I realized the moment had arrived. I got so fired up to put this brilliant black comedy on film that I decided to fit it in before D., whose screenplay and pre-production will demand a few more months. Louis Garrel and Emmanuelle Seigner will make for a stunning duo.”