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.