Ethan Hawke Joins Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Next Film

Coming off his Palme d’Or win for Shoplifters (our review), Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is embarking on his French-language debut, featuring two of France’s greatest stars. Earlier this year it was confirmed that Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve would be leading his new feature, and now another actor has joined the project, which is now titled La Verite (aka The Truth).

Ethan Hawke, currently in the midst of a stellar year with First Reformed and Blaze, will join the film, also starring Ludivine Sagnier. A meta story involving a star of French cinema (Deneuve) and the relationship with her daughter, played by Binoche, Hawke will play the role of Binoche’s husband. Shot by cinematographer Eric Gautier, who most recently worked on Jia Zhangke’s stellar Cannes premiere Ash Is Purest White, production begins this October and November in France.

Producer Vincent Maraval told Screen Daily, “It’s
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