Since your announcement, Irma Vep It became one of the most important premieres of June 2022 and, why not, of the year. Furthermore, this series hbo max is a co-production of A24the producer of euphoria that has given so much good news to the platform. The fiction also features the leading role of the Oscar winner, alice vikander (the danish girl).
Written and directed by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Personal shopper), who made the original 1996 film, starring Maggie Cheung; It is a project for television about her own feature film and how it became a television series, but at the same time, focused on the character of Vikander. The Oscar-winning Swedish actress of hits like Anna Karenina (2012) and Former Machinewill give life to a celebrity in this fiction.
Mira is an American movie star, disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who arrives in France to play Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, The Vampires. Against the backdrop of a chilling crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between her and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Irma Vep it reveals to us the uncertain terrain that lies on the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life”, describes the official synopsis.
One of the main conflicts that fiction presents is the fight between Mira and the director. The man is never happy with the results, he makes almost extreme requests and seeks to get the best out of his team, although sometimes he exaggerates with the demands, as seen in the preview. That relationship will have moments of tension. While the director begins to become a tyrant on set due to his constant complaints and physical attacks on the cast, Mira must deal with her own personal and professional frustration.
Mira is coming off a breakup with her former assistant, Lori (Adriana Arjona); while his ex-boyfriend, actor Eamonn (Tom Sturridge), is also in Paris turning his personal life into a labyrinth. That’s where his director, René Vidal (Vincent Macaigne), to make her life miserable while she battles depression. Like most shows that parody or criticize other shows or movies, Irma Vep could be a sharp perspective on the entertainment industry.
In addition to Vicander, the cast is made up of Vincent Macaigne, Jeanne Balibar, Devon Ross, Lars Eidinger, Vincent Lacoste, Nora Hamzawi, Adria Arjona, Carrie Brownstein, Tom Sturridge, Byron Bowers, Fala Chen, Hippolyte Girardot, Alex Descas Y Antoine Reinartz. During the development of the production, it was reported that the Oscar nominee Kristen Stewart –regular collaborator of Assayas and protagonist of Personal shopper– would appear with a minor role.
Irma Vep premieres on June 6 at hbo max.