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Seven Day Itch: Alicia Vikander & Elizabeth Olsen Board Fleur Fortuné’s “The Assessment”

Seven Day Itch: Alicia Vikander & Elizabeth Olsen Board Fleur Fortuné’s “The Assessment”

A-list actresses Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Olsen will be teaming on the feature film debut by a filmmaker who (it was only a matter of time) you’ve likely seen her work via her commercials and music video work. Screen Daily got the scoop that Fleur Fortuné will direct The Assessment — which will be produced by Number 9 Films’ Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen and Germany’s augenschein Filmproduktion. Production will take place this summer in Cologne, Germany. We expect this to be a full year in post — so only ready for the fall festival circuit of 2024. We’ll be able sort out who is who shortly once further casting announcements have been made.

Co-written by Nell Garfath-Cox, Dave Thomas and John Donnelly, this futuristic drama is set in a world destroyed by climate change. Part of society has created a parallel world for itself. Life is controlled and optimized, and the desire to have children is also not left to chance. The lives of a successful young couple are therefore put under close scrutiny by a female assessor over the course of seven days.

Fortuné was part of the tag-team of Fleur&Manu with Manu Cossu and pretty got noticed with M83’s music video for Midnight City and we love the lush work she did with actress/filmmaker Ariane Labed below.

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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