Shoot to commence in Paris on Oct 27 before heading to Prague, London and Oman.
Olivier Assayas’s English-language Personal Shopper, reuniting him with US actress Kristen Stewart, is due to start shooting in Paris next week, its producers have announced.
Described as “a ghost story set on the fringes of the fashion world”, Kristen Stewart plays a personal shopper to the stars with psychic powers that she once shared with a recently deceased twin brother.
Other cast members include Sigrid Bouaziz, Lars Eidinger, Anders Danielsen Lie, Nora von Waldstätten.
Shooting will start on Oct 27, for two weeks, before heading to Prague, London and Oman.
Assayas and Stewart previously collaborated on Sils Maria, alongside Juliette Binoche, for which she went on to win a César for best supporting actress.
Charles Gillibert, who also produced Assyas’s Sils Maria and Summer Hours (L’heure d’été), is lead producer on the project with support from co-producers German Detail Film, Belgian Scope Invest and Czech Sirena Film.
IFC has acquired US rights while Les Films du Losange is handling French distribution. Other French backers include Arte France Cinéma and Canal Plus.
MK2 is handling international sales.
Maureen, mid-20s, has a job she hates:seeing to the wardrobe of a media celebrity. She couldn't find anything better to pay for her stay in Paris. And wait. Wait for a sign from her the spirit of her twin brother, who died a few months earlier. Until then, her life will stay on hold.
During the day Maureen works as PERSONAL SHOPPER for the bitchy Kyra to get into Paris to make ends meet. At night, she waits anxiously for a sign of her recently deceased brother. As Maureen suddenly gets threatening messages from a stranger who follows her every move, everything she has ever completely out of control.
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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).
DOP: Yorick Le Saux (A Bigger Splash, Clouds of Sils Maria, Carlos, Only
Lovers Left Alive…).
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