Locarno, Switzerland — Following on Kristen Stewart
-starrer “Personal Shopper
,” Olivier Assayas
, president of Locarno’s main International Competition jury, will return to the French language for his next film, tentatively-entitled “E-book,” starring Juliette Binoche
, Guillaume Canet
, Vincent Macaigne
, Christa Theret and Pascal Gregory.
Assayas’ films have been comedic at times, sometimes ironic. But, par for a director whose 17 features range from coming-of-age dramas, such as “Late August, Early September,” to “Demonlover
,” set in a world of 3D manga pornography, or “Carlos,” a frenetic true-fact-based political thriller, or “Personal Shopper
,” a ghost story, “E-book” once more explores new territory as a more full-blown comedy, here set in a Parisian publishing world. Charles Gilibert, Assayas’ regular producer, produces “E-book” for CG Cinema.
“‘Clouds of Sils Maria
’ was a kind of comedy. This is a step further in that direction,” Assayas said at Locarno, ready for jury duty. The film will also be “very much actor and dialogue-driven, part