It is being reported that Roadside Attractions has picked up debut director Charlie Stratton’s adaptation of Emile Zola’s novel, Therese. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, and Oscar Isaac, the film tells the story of Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, trapped in a loveless marriage to her cousin.
The film was developed and financed by LD Entertainment that planned to distribute the film. Now its being reported that LD Entertainment in partnership with Roadside will distribute the film. The two companies collaborated on Albert Nobbs (2012) and Biutiful (2011), both of which received Oscar nominations for stars Glenn Close and Javier Bardem. The company also co-distributed the underrated I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor.
The film will screen at the Toronto Film Festival earlier next month. There is no set release date for the film as of yet. Could Olsen be our young, hot contender that creeps into the Best Actress race? Especially after her big miss for her stunning work in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), I’d say they owe her one.
Oscar Isaac will also be seen in Inside Llewyn Davis from the Coen Brothers, screening at the New York Film Festival. Lange will be starring in the upcoming season of “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX in October.