The controversial Polish-born director, Roman Polanski who last adapted the hit play God of Carnage for the screen, will next tackle David Ives play Venus in Fur.
Polanski will co-write with Ives and direct a film adaptation of Tony Award-winning comedy-drama and has lined up his wife Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers) to star.
Polanski will work on the erotic black comedy while he waits for the pieces to come together on the larger-scale D., based on the historic Dreyfus scandal, which Polanski will direct as well.
The filmmaker who directed Seigner in Frantic (1988) and Bitter Moon (1992) said in a statement that he’s ‘been looking for a chance to make a film in French with Emmanuelle for a long time.’
Director’s longtime collaborators Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde, will produce. Filming is set to begin in November in Paris.
Venus in Fur chronicles an actress’ sadomasochistic audition for a role in a new play and like Carnagie intimate setting makes for a relatively simple shoot, with the focus on the cast, which contains only two people and a minimum of locations.