• Cineuropa: Arte France Cinéma will also be backing Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas (see article). Announced at the Marché du Film at Cannes, this English-language project will star the young American actress Kristen Stewart (who won a Cesar for Best Supporting Actress this year for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria) and will be filmed in Paris at the end of this year. Produced by Charles Gillibert for CG Cinéma, the film will centre around a ghost story on the margins of the fashion world, borrowing from supernatural thriller codes and mixing spiritualism and omission to capture the fear and desire for ghosts, in an ultra-contemporary and materialistic world. Les Films du Losange will distribute the film in French theatres and MK2 will handle international sales.
YAY! Finally the official announcement of their reunion! This is SO exciting, and filming in Paris? Let me die!!!
• Variety: Kristen Stewart is set to star in Olivier Assayas’s “Personal Shopper,” a Paris-set English-language ghost story taking place in the fashion underworld.
Assayas (“Clean,””Carlos”) previously directed Stewart in “Sils Maria” which world premiered in competition at Cannes and earned Stewart a best actress Cesar (France’s Oscar equivalent), becoming the first Cesar-winning American thesp ever.
Penned by Assayas,”Personal Shopper” brings back “Sils Maria”‘s team: Producer Charles Gillibert for CG Cinema, MK2 for international sales and Les Films du Losange.
Gillibert said “Personal Shopper” will feature some of same themes as “Sils Maria” and will also have a genre/fantasy dimension. Shooting will start in the last quarter of 2015 in Paris.