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A hectic shooting schedule for Vincent Cassel

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- The actor will be starring consecutively in Mon roi by Maïwenn, The Tale of Tales by Garrone and Richet’s Un moment d'égarement

A hectic shooting schedule for Vincent Cassel
Vincent Cassel

He is among the best-known French actors abroad and, over the last few years, has filmed right across the globe (starring, for example, in Black Swan, Les promesses de l'ombre, Trance [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
and A Deriva). Over the spring and the summer, Vincent Cassel, who can currently be seen in cinemas in Beauty and the Beast [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Christophe Gans
interview: Léa Seydoux
interview: Vincent Cassel
film profile
]
, will be starring consecutively in three very promising films produced or co-produced by France.

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The actor, whose performances have spanned the last two decades of French cinema since La haine (1995), via Crimson Rivers (2000), Read My Lips [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(2001), Irréversible (2002) and the two-part film about Jacques Mesrine (L'ennemi public n°1 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and L'instinct de mort [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), which earned him the 2009 César for Best Actor, is currently starring alongside Emmanuelle Bercot in Mon roi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Maïwenn (winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2011 for Poliss [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Maïwenn
film profile
]
), which started its 12-week shoot at the beginning of March (in Ile-de-France, Deauville and Switzerland). Co-written by the director and Etienne Comar (Of Gods and Men [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile
]
), the film recounts, over the course of several years, the passionate and intricate love story of a couple with a child. Headed by Alain Attal for Les Productions du Trésor, the feature film (the filmmaker’s fourth) is being co-produced by France 2 Cinéma and by StudioCanal, who will also handle distribution in France and international sales. The DoP is Claire Mathon (nominated for a César in her respective category for Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
festival scope
film profile
]
in 2014).

Immediately afterwards, the actor will join Salma Hayek to start shooting in Naples (plus a few days in Florence) for the English-language feature The Tale of Tales [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
(Il racconto dei racconti – read the news) by Italian director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Domenico Procacci
interview: Jean Labadie
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
). The Franco-Italian co-production (headed by Archimede with Rai Cinema and Le Pacte) will be sold internationally by HanWay Films.

In August, Cassel will then head straight over to the Paris region for the shooting of the new film by Jean-François Richet (director of the two-part film about Mesrine, among others), a remake of Un moment d'égarement [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Claude Berri (1977), which recounts the misadventures of two fathers who take their two daughters (one aged 15-16, the other 17-19) on holiday. However, one of the two men allows himself to be seduced by his best friend’s daughter. The other actor starring in this feature produced by Thomas Langmann for La Petite Reine will be François Cluzet (winner of the César for Best Actor in 2007 for Tell No One [+see also:
trailer
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]
and nominated three additional times, including for The Intouchables [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
in 2012).

(Translated from French)

Bridging the Dragon
 

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