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Adèle Exarchopoulos & Isabelle Adjani to Loot Mélanie Laurent’s “La Grande Odalisque”

Adèle Exarchopoulos & Isabelle Adjani to Loot Mélanie Laurent’s “La Grande Odalisque”

We had very little info to work with yesterday when we broke the news that Mélanie Laurent‘s next project was La grande odalisque. Less than 24 hours later we learn that Laurent will actually star in and play alongside the likes of Isabelle Adjani and Adèle Exarchopoulos in what Adjani is describing as a “female Mission Impossible.” More casting will be announced.

A production that falls into the high-end studio types — this is definitely a fun moment for French comic book artist Bastien Vivès as he saw one of his graphic novels serve Charlotte Le Bon’s remarkable directorial debut in Falcon Lake and can make the claim that he once again inspired a French actress turned director in this case.  Inspired by Bastien Vivès, Jérôme Mulot and Florent Ruppert’s French graphic novel ‘La Grande Odalisque’, this is about a gang of female expert thieves targeting high-end loot. We’re anticipating a 2023 release.

Alex and Carole, friends since childhood, are now (literal) partners in crime. But the heist – to steal the Ingres painting The Grande Odalisque from the Louvre in Paris – is too much for the duo to handle, so they bring in Clarence, a bureaucrat’s son with a price on his head by a Mexican drug cartel and, more importantly, an arms dealer. Next is Sam, a stunt motorcyclist and boxer by trade, who proves trigger happy with tranquilizer darts. Using soda can smoke bombs, rocket launchers, and hang gliders, Alex, Carole, and Sam set off a set of circumstances that results in a battle with the French Special Forces – and their partnership, which was on the rocks, will never be the same again.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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