Alexandre Aja To Helm “The Marquis”

Alexandre Aja (“Piranha 3D,” “Horns”) will direct the 17th century-set romance drama “The Marquis” for Gaumont and LGM Cinema.

Based on the true story of the Marquis de Montespan and inspired by Jean Teule’s bestselling novel about him, the film follows the doomed and passionate relationship between the Marquis Louis Henri de Montespan and his wife Athenais – the ambitious woman who became the mistress of Louis XIV.

The Marquis, still passionately in love with his wife, refused all privileges and vowed to get his wife back at all costs – even if it meant facing imprisonment and death threats. To be shot in English with a budget in the $25 million range, filming will take place in Europe in the last quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2017.

Source: THR