in “Frances Ha
”: IFC Films
French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve
is set to make her English-language debut. ScreenDaily reports that the award-winning writer-director will helm “Bergman Island
,” starring Greta Gerwig
, Mia Wasikowska
, and John Turturro
. Financing for the project is being launched at Cannes.
Scheduled to shoot next summer, “Bergman Island
” is set on the Swedish island of Faro — the home of the film’s namesake, late director Ingmar Bergman
— and centers on a couple, both of whom are filmmakers. They’re spending the summer on the island as they each “write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Bergman,” the source summarizes. “As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur against the backdrop of the Island’s wild landscape.” No details have been released about which characters the actors will play.
Hansen-Løve most recently wrote and directed 2016’s “Things to Come
.” The Isabelle Huppert
-starrer premiered at the Berlinale, where Hansen-Løve won the Silver Bear for Best Director. Her other credits include “Eden
,” a DJ-centric drama Gerwig co-starred in, and romance “Goodbye First Love
.” She’s currently in pre-production on “Maya
,” a drama about a French war reporter.
Cannes Update: Greta Gerwig
to Star in Mia Hansen-Løve
’s English-Language Debut was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.