Premieres June 7 along with the first images of the eight-episode limited drama series, Irma Vep, created, written and directed by Emmy® nominee Olivier Assayas (Carlos) and starring Oscar® winner Alicia Vikander. (The Danish Girl) was released today ahead of its premiere on BINGE.
Mira (Vikander) is an American movie star disappointed by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to play the role of “Irma Vep” in a remake of the French silent film classic, “Les Vampires”. Against the backdrop of a grim crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and coalesce. The series will make its world premiere in the Official Selection at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
The limited series is based on the 1996 Olivier Assayas film of the same name. Assayas is a French filmmaker who has become a major voice in international contemporary cinema. Among his most famous films are: Summer hours; named one of the “Best Movies of the 21st Century (So Far)” by The New York Times; Demon lovers; To do the housework; carlos; which won a Golden Globe® for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and earned two Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Clouds of Sils Maria, for which Kristen Stewart won the Cesar for Best Supporting Actress; personal buyer, which won the Best Director award at Cannes; something in the air, which won Best Screenplay at Venice; and more recently nonfiction and Network of wasps.
In addition to Vikander as Mira, the cast includes Vincent Macaigne like Rene Vidal, Jeanne Balibar like Zoe, Devon Ross like Regina, Lars Eidinger like Gottfried, Vincent Lacoste like Edmond Lagrange, Nora Hamzawi like Carl, Adria Arjona like Laurie, Carrie Brownstein like Zelda, Tom Sturridge like Eamon, Byron Bower like Herman, Fala Chen like Cynthia Keng, Hippolyte Girardot like Robert Danjou, Alex Descas like Grégory Desormeaux and Antoine Reinartz like Jeremiah.
Executive producers, Olivier Assayas, Alicia Vikander, Sylvie Barthet, Daniel Delume, Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Kevin Turen, Stuart Manashil, Sam Levinson and Ashley Levinson.
Irma Vep – June 7, 2022 on Binge
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