Techine drama is based on Philippe Djian’s novel
By ELSA KESLASSY
Up-and-coming French thesp Melanie Thierry will star in vet helmer Andre Techine’s “Unforgivable,” a drama based on Philippe Djian’s novel.
Carole Bouquet (“You’ll Miss Me“) and Andre Dussollier (“An Ordinary Execution“) will also topline.
“Unforgivable,” which is its working title, follows a successful writer in his 60s who struggles to carry on with his life after the death of his wife and daughter in a car accident.
Pic is produced by Said Ben Said’s Paris-based outfit SBS and repped by TF1 International, which will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes.
The 10-week lensing kicks off this week in Venice, Italy. UGC Distribution will handle the French theatrical release.
Pic is Techine’s follow up to Catherine Deneuve starrer “The Girl on the Train.”
Thierry, who picked up a Cesar nod for her breakthrough perf in “One for the Road,” last starred in Bertrand Tavernier’s Cannes competish title “La Princesse de Montpensier.”