Roman Polanski has signed on to direct a French-language film adaptation of David Ives’ erotic black comedy Broadway smash “Venus in Fur” says THR.
The Tony nominated two-person play deals with a filmmaker lamenting the fact he can’t find a suitable actress for his adaptation of the novel which inspired the term masochism.
At the last minute, an actress arrives who seems to be the antithesis of everything he needs. Yet over the course of the play, the power balance completely shifts until she has established total dominance over him.
Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner (“The Ninth Gate,” “Frantic”) and Louis Garrel (“The Dreamers,” “Love Songs”) will star. Polanski and Ives are adapting the script while Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde will produce.
Shooting kicks off in November in Paris. Polanski is also awaiting a new script draft for “D.”, a film about the notorious Dreyfuss affair which he’s also slated to direct.