"Artist" Director Already Filming "The Search"

By Garth Franklin Monday October 7th 2013 12:53PM

He announced the project over a year ago, but "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius has surprised everyone by already being well into production on his remake of Fred Zinnemann's post-WW2 drama "The Search".

CinEuropa reports that Hazanavicius has been shooting the movie since August in the country of Georgia, with the shoot about to head to Paris. At last report, Bérénice Bejo co-stars in the film, while Annette Bening is rumored to have a role as well.

The original followed a Czech mother and son looking for each other after surviving a concentration camp. The remake shifts the action to contemporary Chechnya and follows two women working for a non-profit organisation.

Further details are expected at the American Film Market next month.

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