Netflix has picked up an untitled film directed by Xavier Gens (“Gangs of London”) from the Paris set with Bérénice Bejo (“The Artist”).” ) and Nasim Leis (“Overdose”) in the following original French film.
The film takes place in the summer of 2024 in Paris which is hosting the World Triathlon Championships on the Seine for the first time. Sophia, a brilliant scientist, learns from Mika, a young environmental activist, that a large shark is swimming in the depths of the river. To avoid a bloodbath in the heart of the city, they have no choice but to join hands with Adel, the chief of police of the Seine.
Bejo and Lyes star in the film alongside Léa Léviant. The film is produced by Let Me Be and is scheduled to be released on Netflix in 2024.
One of France’s acclaimed directors, Gens earlier directed “The Divide” presented at SXSW, “Frontière(s)”, as well as the “Gangs of London” series.
This highly ambitious film follows French Netflix originals like Oxygen starring Alexandre Aja starring Mélanie Laurent and Romain Gavras Athena.
Despite the budget not being disclosed by Netflix, People appears to boast first-rate production values and stellar cinematography that sets it apart from most French films with niche appeal.
The project would also mark Bejo’s rare foray into cinema. She received an Oscar and Caesar nomination for her role in The Artist, and won Best Actress at Cannes for her performance in Asghar Farhadi’s The Past.
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