SUITE FRANCAISE Closer to Screen

The Weinstein Company has picked up distribution rights to a movie based on Suite Francaise (Random House), the novel by Irène Némirovsky, which became a surprise hit when it was published in 2004, more than 60 years after the author’s death in Auschwitz.

The film, which is about to begin production, is directed by Saul Dibb. Set during the Occupation of France, it stars Michelle Williams as Lucille, a young French woman who has an affair with a German officer, played by Matthias Schoenaerts. Kristin Scott Thomas will play Lucille’s mother-in-law. Shooting is set to begin in France in late June.

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