After starring as Princess Diana in Spencer, Kristen Stewart has lined up her next project. According to The New Yorker, Stewart is set to star alongside Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) in Olivier Assayas’ TV adaptation of his 1996 film Irma Vep for HBO.
Loosely based on Assayas’ 1996 feature film, Irma Vep will follow Mira (Vikander), “an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, Les Vampires. Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Irma Vep reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life.”
Stewart’s role is not known yet, though it is said her role in the miniseries will be a small one. Irma Vep will mark Stewart’s third collaboration with Assayas after starring in Clouds Sils Maria and Personal Shopper.
Irma Vep is currently filming in Paris, with a cast that includes Adria Arjona, Carrie Brownstein, Jerrod Carmichael, Fala Chen, Devon Ross, Byron Bowers, and Tom Sturridge.
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