Sorry, Nina Arianda–you may have been the toast of Broadway for your role in David Ives’s Venus in Fur, and even won a Tony, but there’s no room for you onscreen! The Hollywood Reporter writes that Mr. Polanski is to adapt last season’s Broadway play into a French-language film, with his wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, playing the Arianda role (Louis Garrel is playing the male lead). Mr. Polanski’s last film, the tepidly received Carnage, did something of the opposite maneuver, ganking a play originally in French and set in Paris to the sunny shores of brownstone Brooklyn. Perhaps Ms. Arianda simply couldn’t arrange travel! (This film, like all Mr. Polanski’s of recent vintage, will be shot in Europe due to Mr. Polanski’s continued evasion of justice in the U.S.)
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