Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, who starred collectively within the Oscar-winning 1996 movie The English Patient, are set to reunite in a movie that’s a brand new tackle Homer’s epic The Odyssey.
Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes to reunite for Uberto Pasolini’s The Return, a retelling of The Odyssey
HanWay Films will probably be promoting the function on the Cannes Film Market subsequent month. According to Variety, the movie is an unique, gritty tackle Homer’s The Odyssey with a script by John Collee and U.Ok. playwright Edward Bond, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up. It is produced by James Clayton and Pasolini for Red Wave Films, whereas Roberto Sessa’s Picomedia is offering funding. HanWay Films will deal with worldwide gross sales, and can introduce the pic to consumers at subsequent month’s Cannes Film Festival.
The official description of the function reads: “After 20 years away Odysseus (Fiennes) washes up on the shores of Ithaca, haggard and unrecognizable. The King has finally returned home but much has changed in his kingdom since he left to fight in the Trojan war. His beloved wife Penelope (Binoche) is now a prisoner in her own home, hounded by her many ambitious suitors to choose a new husband, a new king. Their son Telemachus, who has grown up fatherless, is facing death at the hands of the suitors who see him as an obstacle in their relentless pursuit of Penelope and the kingdom.”
Uberto Pasolini, the Academy Award-nominated director behind The Full Monty and Nowhere Special, is on board to helm The Return. “I feel enormously fortunate to be able to bring Homer’s world alive through the great talent of Juliette and Ralph, whose powerful screen presence is matched by the fearlessness they bring to their work,” Pasolini mentioned of the undertaking. The movie’s producer, James Clayton added, “[t]his is the Odyssey as we’ve never seen it before, no gods or monsters but instead an elemental thriller with a traumatised veteran forced to return to violence in order to save his loved ones; it’s an honour to help Uberto realise his vision of this journey of the soul with such extraordinary actors.”
Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes beforehand starred collectively in Anthony Minghella’s 1996 adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s Booker Prize-winning novel The English Patient which gained 9 Oscars in 1997, embody greatest movie, and greatest supporting actress for Binoche. Fiennes was additionally nominated for greatest actor.
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