Xavier Dolan Adapting “Gaudreault” For TV

Xavier Dolan Adapting Gaudreault For Tv

Following festival success with “Matthias & Maxime,” Quebecios filmmaker Xavier Dolan isn’t slowing down and is trying something new – a TV series.

The “Mommy” and “Laurence Anyways” director, who recently appeared on screen as the gay-bashing victim in the controversial opening sequence of “IT: Chapter Two,” is reportedly looking at writing and directing a TV adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard’s popular play “La nuit ou Laurier Gaudreault s’est reveille” (“The Night Laurier Gaudreault Woke Up”).

The story follows Mirielle, a thanatologist who comes back for the embalming of her dead mother. Upon arrival, her friends and family gather and drama unfolds with numerous dark twists and sinister revelations.

La Presse (via The Playlist) broke the report, saying the project is expected to be a limited series and it’s not clear what network or streaming service will distribute.

Dolan previously adapted another Bouchard play, “Tom at the Farm,” into an acclaimed and award-winning 2013 film adaptation which he both starred in and directed.