In partnership with

British actor Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland after a brave battle with cancer. He was 89.

Manchester police said a suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device at the Ariana Grande concert

Basic Instinct director to make film about lesbian nuns

2017-04-28 22:00
 
Paul Verhoeven

Paris - Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven is making a film about a lesbian nun with miraculous powers who falls in love with another sister, his producers said on Wednesday.

The veteran Dutch film-maker - whose controversial twisted rape thriller Elle starring Isabelle Huppert was a huge critical hit - is working on a drama called the Blessed Virgin.

The producers said it is based on the life of 17th-century Italian nun Benedetta Carlini, who caused a sensation when she claimed to see visions of Jesus Christ.

Verhoeven will present the project at the Cannes film festival next month, production company SBS International told AFP.

Verhoeven premiered Elle at the festival last year. It has since won nearly 60 international awards as well as an Oscar nomination for French star Huppert.

The new film, adapted from Immodest Acts - The Life of a lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by the American historian Judith Brown, will star Belgian actress Virginie Efira.

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR ELLE HERE: (Warning: Not for sensitive viewers)

Read more on:    paul verhoeven  |  movies  |  elle  |  blessed virgin

NEXT ON CHANNELX
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.