Kristen Stewart is set to star in Olivier Assayas’s “Personal Shopper,” a Paris-set English-language ghost story taking place in the fashion underworld.
Assayas previously directed Stewart in “Sils Maria” which world premiered in competition at Cannes and earned Stewart a best actress Cesar (France’s Oscar equivalent), making her the first American actor to win a Cesar.
Penned by Assayas,”Personal Shopper” brings back the “Sils Maria” team: Producer Charles Gillibert for CG Cinema, MK2 for international sales and Les Films du Losange.
Gillibert said “Personal Shopper” will feature some of same themes as “Sils Maria” and will also have a genre/fantasy dimension.
Shooting will start in the last quarter of 2015 in Paris.
Maureen is a young American woman in Paris making her living as a personal
shopper for Kyra, a celebrity. Also, Maureen may have the psychic ability
to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently
passed away. She soon starts receiving ambiguous messages coming from
an unknown source.
In Personal Shopper Olivier Assayas enters the fashion underworld revisiting
the classic codes of genre films.
Olivier Assayas teams up again with Kristen Stewart after their successful
collaboration on CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
(also produced by CG Cinema and sold in 50 territories).
Arte France Cinéma will also be backing Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas. Announced at the Marché du Film at Cannes, this English-language project will star the young American actress Kristen Stewart (who won a Cesar for Best Supporting Actress this year for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria [+]) and will be filmed in Paris at the end of this year.
Produced by Charles Gillibert for CG Cinéma, the film will centre around a ghost story on the margins of the fashion world, borrowing from supernatural thriller codes and mixing spiritualism and omission to capture the fear and desire for ghosts, in an ultra-contemporary and materialistic world. Les Films du Losange will distribute the film in French theatres and MK2 will handle international sales.
Tweets From Charles:
@EliaAmato am working on the preparation of the shooting in Prague. we’ll start the 27th in Paris !
— charles gillibert (@charlegillibert) October 12, 2015
Looking for a still photographer in Prague ! — charles gillibert (@charlegillibert) October 13, 2015