Directed by Anthony Fabian, the Film Stars Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, Lambert Wilson, and Alba Baptista
Los Angeles, CA – October 7, 2020 – Entertainment One (eOne) announced today that the feature film MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS has begun principal photography in Budapest with support from the National Film Institute – Hungary, in collaboration with the House of Dior. The film, which is based on Paul Gallico’s beloved novella, will be directed by Anthony Fabian from a screenplay adapted by Carroll Cartwright, Anthony Fabian, and Keith Thompson with additional writing by Olivia Hetreed. The cast will bring together a wealth of established and emerging European talent, led by Lesley Manville and Isabelle Huppert, marking the first time the Oscar nominated actresses will have starred together. They will be joined by Jason Isaacs and Lambert Wilson, as well as rising stars Alba Baptista and Lucas Bravo. eOne will finance and distribute the film with Cofiloisirs providing the credit facility.
Xavier Marchand (Moonriver Content), Guillaume Benski (Superbe Films) and Anthony Fabian (Elysian Films), will produce the feature, with Daniel Kresmery and Jonathan Halperyn of Hungary based Hero Squared co-producing, and Philippe Carcassonne and Lesley Manville will executive produce. The film will also shoot in London and Paris.
MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the house of Dior.
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