Following in the footsteps of actors such as Kristen Stewart and Felicity Jones, Lea Seydoux is set to be Drake Doremus’ latest leading lady, as reports have come out that she will star alongside Charlie Hunnam in the director’s upcoming project.
Seydoux is the recipient of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, which she won for 2013’s “Blue Is the Warmest Color.” In addition to acting, the French actress has been a favorite of fashion brands. She appeared in Rag & Bone’s fall 2014 campaign alongside Michael Pitt and was featured in ads for Miu Miu in 2014 with “Blue Is the Warmest Color” costar Adèle Exarchopoulos. She then was the face of Prada’s Candy fragrance, before jumping ship for Louis Vuitton this year. She attended the 2016 Met Ball clad in a Nicolas Ghesquière design and appeared in ads for the brand, dressed in the pre-fall 2016 collection in the campaign photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. She is a Louis Vuitton ambassador, along with Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams and Jennifer Connelly. Her first appearance for the brand was in January in at the UNICEF ball.
Hunnam, for his part, is known for “Sons of Anarchy,” and will appear in upcoming projects “Papillon” with Rami Malek, “The Lost City of Z” with Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller, and ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ with Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou.
Doremus’ most recent work was this summer’s “Equals,” starring Stewart and Nicholas Hoult as star-crossed lovers in a futuristic society that has done away with emotions. The young director broke out with his 2011 Sundance hit “Like Crazy,” featuring Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, and the recently deceased Anton Yelchin.
Though very little is know about the project, Doremus did confirm to a follower that he was indeed working on a new film, before tweeting “new journeys on the horizon” while linking to a story on the casting news.