French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle signs up to star in SA director’s new film

2013-11-21 14:00
Nicolas Duvauchelle
Cape Town – French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle has signed up to star in Oliver Hermanus’ third feature film, The Endless River.

Duvauchelle and Hermanus met earlier this year in Paris and immediately hit it off. The film is set in the Overberg region of the Western Cape and tells the story of a French expatriate who’s family is the victim of a brutal farm murder.

Principle photography is scheduled for April 2014 and casting for the South African co-stars and supporting cast is underway.

Hermanus’ last film, Skoonheid, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 and won the Queer Palm Award. It went on to represent South Africa as the nominee for Best Foreign Language  Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

"I am really excited to be working with Nicolas on this film. He is the kind of actor that really excites me as a filmmaker. I think he is going to bring something unforgettable to this story," Hermanus said.

Touted as a rebel, Duvauchelle seem to be one of the most promising young actors in France and Europe. While studying to become a pharmacy employee, he was discovered in a boxing club in Paris. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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