Ahead of its premiere this coming Monday, HBO has released a new trailer for Olivier Assayas’ small-screen remake of his 1996 French silent film Irma Vep.
The series stars Alicia Vikander as Mira, an American movie star who begins to struggle to distinguish between herself and the character she is playing in her latest film; watch the trailer here…
Mira (Alicia Vikander) is 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.
Joining Alicia Vikander in the cast of Irma Vep are Vincent Macaigne, Jeanne Balibar, Devon Ross, Lars Eidinger, Vincent Lacoste, Nora Hamzawi, Adria Arjona, Carrie Brownstein, Tom Sturridge, Byron Bowers, Fala Chen, Hippolyte Girardot, Alex Descas, and Antoine Reinartz.
Irma Vep premieres on June 6th on HBO and HBO Max.