Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint, an ambiguous young writer fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern, strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana Bordereau. Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece, whom she dominates and Morton will come to seduce. But do these letters really exist and what scandalous information about Juliana and Aspern will they bring to the surface?
Redgrave is set as Juliana Bordereau and Richardson will play her niece.
Landais is directing from a script he penned with Hannah Bhuiya and Jean Pavas. Landais will produce through his Princeps Films. Gabrielle Bacher is producing for Film House Germany alongside James Ivory, Charles S. Cohen, Joely Richardson, and Francois Sarkozy. Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann are executive producing. Gary Rubin of Cohen Media Group is an associate producer.
Cohen Media is handling US distribution with Carnaby International is overseeing international rights.
Cohen has acquired Merchant Ivory and through the deal will be distributing their library and handling the remakes of 19 features and nine shorts and documentaries. Ivory will act as a creative director, consulting on the restoration, remake, and release of each film.
Emily J | Staff Writer