Oscar-nominee Charlotte Rampling has joined the cast of “Elle” and “Starship Troopers” director Paul Verhoeven’s new steamy thriller “Blessed Virgin” for Pathe.
Virginie Efira stars as Benedetta Carlini, a novice nun capable of performing miracles, who joins an Italian convent in the late 17th century whilst plague is ravaging the land. While at the convent she begins a love affair with another woman.
Rampling is being lined up for a key supporting role alongside Lambert Wilson and Daphne Patakia who also star. Verhoeven and David Birke co-wrote the script based on Judith C. Brown’s academic work “Immodest Acts”.