Art imitates life in HBO’s miniseries

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HBO released the entire Irma Vep trailer for his upcoming mini-series adaptation of Olivier Assayas’ cult 1996 film. After its recent Cannes debut, the series is set to premiere Monday, June 6 on HBO and HBO Max.

The video features Alicia Vikander’s character who finds herself in the middle of a chaotic TV production run by an eccentric French director, while also dealing with personal issues involving her ex-girlfriend. It also continues to highlight the “a series within a series” concept of limited drama by giving us a glimpse into a chaotic TV production helmed by an eccentric French director.

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“Set in the context of a grim crime thriller, it will center on an American movie star named Mira as she struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and fade. merge,” reads the logline. Vikander will play the role of Mira, a movie star “who is disappointed with her career and a recent breakup, who moves to France to play the role of Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, Les Vampires”.

The Irma Vep The mini-series is written and directed by renowned French filmmaker Olivier Assayas. Joining Vikander are Vincent Macaigne as Rene Vidal, Jeanne Balibar as Zoe, Devon Ross as Regina, Lars Eidinger as Gottfried, Vincent Lacoste as Edmond Lagrange, Nora Hamzawi as Carla, Adria Arjona as Laurie, Carrie Brownstein as Zelda, Tom Sturridge as Eamonn, Byron Bowers as Herman, Fala Chen as Cynthia Keng, Hippolyte Girardot as Robert Danjou, Alex Descas as Gregory Desormeaux and Antoine Reinartz as Jérémie. Oscar nominee Kristen Stewart is also set to appear in a small role.

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It is produced by Assayas and Vikander with Euphoriafrom A24, Sam Levinson and Kevin Turen. Ashley Levinson and Stuart Manashil were also named executive producers.

The original film starred Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung and Jean-Pierre Léaud, with Cheung portraying herself. It premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics.

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