I'm a little bit surprised this is happening without the Broadway cast - the super in-demand Nina Arianda and the super I-demand Hugh Dancy - but I guess he's Roman Polanski and he does what he wants (I just opened the floor for a whole lot of comments there). Plus I suppose Hugh's busy with Bryan Fuller's Hannibal and Nina's busy with movies. Via The Playlist:
Polanski will co-write and direct "Venus In Fur," and has lined up his wife Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel to star. Penned by David Ives (who co-wrote the screenplay with Polanski), this is another tale about shifting power, all in a contained setting with story centering on the writer/director of a new play who is enduring the audition process of finding an actress for the role in his upcoming work. But a new talent comes in at the last minute and is seemingly the opposite of everything he's looking for...but of course, this is just the beginning.
I'm still pissed I never got out to see VIF when it played, and it played for a very long time so I have no excuses. Theater's expensive, man! Anyway the last thing that I saw Seigner in was the quite literally atrocious Giallo from Dario Argento, so hers is not a name I get excited about - it's more like an onset of PTSD at the mention of her name. Garrel, however...
... yeah, he'll do.