Directed by Fred Grivois (a long-collaborator of filmmaker Jacques Audiard) from a screenplay by Matthew Ian Cirulnick (Absentia), the film is scheduled to go into production later this year with XYZ handling worldwide sales at the European Film Market in Berlin. Sentinel Pictures developed Cirulnick’s original pitch with Adam Brawer and David Beitchman producing and Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian and Raphaël Rocher as exec. producers.
Heard plays Kimberly one half of a pair of star-crossed lovers trying to escape the underbelly of the European modeling industry after Tom, an American visiting Paris, falls in love with her and realizes her predicament.
It will be Grivois’ second film as a director after the French-Belgian film Through the Air.
Heard recently appeared in Warner Bros’ Justice League as Aquaman consort Queen Mera, a role she’ll reprise in the James Wan-directed Aquaman later this year. Heard’s other semi-recent films include The Danish Girl, Pamel Romanowsky’s The Adderall Diaries with James Franco and Ed Harris and Magic Mike XXL.
The news was first reported by Variety.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor