EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Searching) is becoming a member of Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving and Lucy Boynton in Searchlight Photos biopic Chevalier.
The Favorite outfit Aspect Photos are behind the true-story interval movie about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation proprietor. St. Georges rose to inconceivable heights in 18th century French society as a world well-known fencer and celebrated violinist-composer, solely to face an abrupt downfall after an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court docket.
Driver will tackle the function of La Guimard, a favourite dancer of Queen Marie Antoinette who took exception to the Chevalier’s rise.
Stephen Williams (Watchmen) is directing from an authentic script by Stefani Robinson (Atlanta). Producers are Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe at Aspect Photos; Stefani Robinson; and Dianne McGunigle. At Searchlight, overseeing are Director of Manufacturing Zahra Phillips and Inventive Govt Cornelia Burleigh.
Driver will subsequent be seen within the second season of Amazon’s anthology sequence Fashionable Love and starring with Camila Cabello, Pierce Brosnan, James Corden and Billy Porter in Amazon’s movie Cinderella. She final starred within the twentieth TV/ABC Studios-produced comedy Speechless and made a number of visitor appearances on NBC’s Will & Grace.
Aspect and Searchlight are additionally working collectively on the upcoming Yorgos Lanthimos movie Poor Issues.
Driver is repped by CAA, Untitled Leisure and Morris Yorn.