After Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjoberg’s visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix-winning adaptation released in 1951, Ingmar Bergman’s muse Liv Ullmann
will next direct an adaptation of August Strindberg
‘s battle-of-the-sexes play Miss Julie
that will star Jessica Chastain
and Colin Farrell
Samantha Morton (Minority Report) is on board to co-star.
Strindberg’s renowned 1888 play Miss Julie vividly depicts the battle of the sexes and classes that ensues when a wealthy businessman’s daughter falls for her father’s bitter servant.
Chastain, who is up for an Academy Award for the role in Zero Dark Thirty can be currently seen in the successful horror film Mama.
The Irish Film Board has announced Farrell’s nomination for a Best Actor award for his role in Seven Psychopaths. Irish superstar is currently filming A Winter’s Tale for Warner Bros. and his other upcoming projects include Saving Mr. Banks and Dead Man Down with Noomi Rapace.
The last feature the multihyphenate Ullmann directed was 2000s Swedish film Faithless. She has been recently directing Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton onstage in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.