Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert has signed on to two new projects.
The first will see her teaming with “The Innocents” and “Coco Before Chanel” director Anne Fontaine on “Pure as Snow,” an erotic comedy reimagining of “Snow White” at Gaumont. Lou de Laage, Benoit Poelvoorde, Vincent Macaigne, Charles Berling, Jonathan Cohen, Damien Bonnard and Pablo Pauly co-star in the film.
De Laage plays the beautiful young Claire who works at her late father’s hotel that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud (Huppert) whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire.
Maud decides to get rid of Claire who finds shelter in a farm where she’s allowed to break free from her strict upbringing through encounters with seven ‘princes’. The project will start shooting in April.
Additionally, she has joined the cast of “Love is Strange” helmer Ira Sachs’ seventh feature “A Family Vacation” which will begin production in October in Portugal. Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Jeremie Renier and Andre Wilms also star.
Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias penned the drama about three generations of a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in the historic town of Sintra, Portugal.
Huppert is currently attending the Berlin Film Festival with Benoit Jacquot’s psychological thriller “Eva” which is playing in competition.