The Artist star, Berenice Bejo is apparently in some serious negotiations to join an upcoming French-language drama which comes from director Michele Placido. Titled The Choice, the movie is Placido’s follow-up to the 2011 crime thriller The Lookout, and is also one of 27 projects presented at Les Arcs European Film Festival’s Co-Production Village.
Inspired by Luigi Pirandello‘s novel, The Choice will center on a woman who discovers she is pregnant following a rape. She and her husband, who love each other deeply, but haven’t been able to concieve a child together, are faced with a terrible choice.
As you already guess – if negotiations with Bejo work out, she will come on board to portray the above mentioned woman.
The Choice is produced by Maxime Delauney’s Nolita Cinema and Romain Rousseau, and according to them, the movie is:
…not only a drama, but a powerful love story about two people whose feelings for each other run so deep that they’re determined to overcome this tragedy and rebuild their life together.
Variety also adds that lensing is expected to kick off in late 2013.
At the end, for all Bejo’s fans out there, little reminder – she will next be seen in Nicolas Bary‘s The Scapegoat, and then in yet-untitled Michel Hazanavicius‘ project which is currently in pre-production.