“Warmest Color” Helmer Tackles Next Film

A few years on since the release of his “Blue Is The Warmest Color,” director Abdellatif Kechiche is back at work on his next picture – a film adaptation of Francois Begaudeau’s “La Blessure, la vraie” which has been secretly filming for a month.

Cineuropa (via The Playlist) reports that the film, titled “Mektoub is Mektoub,” is so secret that not even the cast is known at this moment.

The story follows Amin, a young screenwriter who goes to his hometown in the Mediterranean for his summer vacation. There he falls for Jasmine, and meets a producer who agrees to finance his first film. However, the producer’s wife starts to show interest in Amin as well leaving him with a choice to make.

The project will likely try for a Cannes 2017 launch. Kechiche’s ‘Blue’ caused headlines over that film’s stars publicly battling the filmmaker about their experience, and the director himself upset with the movie and revealing plans for a 40-minute longer director’s cut.

Neither that extended cut, or a potential biopic about porn star Marilyn Chambers which he was developing, appear to have made any progress.