Audrey Tautou has signed on appear in La Delicatesse, alongside Francois Damiens.
La Delicatesse tells the story of a young office employee who is still mourning the death of her husband when she catches the eye of a Swedish co-worker. The film is reported to follow the story of how she is ‘delicately courted’, and eventually begins to enjoy life, and love, again. Ahhhh.
Tautou gained international recognition back in 2001 with her outstanding performance in the quirky French flick, Amélie, before more recently gracing our screens in the heavily nominated Coco Before Chanel. Whilst La Delicatesse doesn’t look like much of a change of scene for the charming French actress, Tautou is sure to provide a delightful performance as the leading lady in what is largely being described as a “romantic melodrama”.
Tautou will be joined by Belgian actor Francois Damiens, who will be playing the role of the romantic Swede. Damiens was awarded the Cesar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role following his performance in the 2010 French rom-com The Heartbreaker, in which he starred alongside Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis.
La Delicatesse is an adaptation of the eighth novel by David Foenkinos, who will co-direct the film along with Stephane Foenkinos, who has penned the screenplay.
Shooting is due to begin in and around Paris this March, with the film scheduled for released during early 2012. We’ll keep you posted!