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Kristen Stewart Joins Olivier Assayas’ Irma Vep Miniseries For HBO

According to The New Yorker, César Award winner Kristen Stewart has signed on to join the cast of HBO’s forthcoming Irma Vep miniseries, based on Olivier Assayas’ 1996 cult classic film. The outlet notes that Stewart will be playing a small role in the Alicia Vikander-led drama, which is currently filming in Paris.

This marks the third collaboration between Stewart and Assayas after working together on 2014’s Clouds Sils Maria and 2016’s Personal Shopper. This is also the Spencer star’s first TV scripted drama.

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The Irma Vep miniseries is being written and directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas. It will star Alicia Vikander, Adria Arjona, Carrie Brownstein, Jerrod Carmichael, Fala Chen, Devon Ross, Byron Bowers, and Tom Sturridge.

Pick up a copy of the original Irma Vep here.

Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, it will center around an American movie star named Mira as she struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Vikander will be taking on the role Mira, a movie star who is disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who moves to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, Les Vampires.

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The Irma Vep series is being executive produced by Assayas and Vikander along with Euphoria‘s A24, Sam Levinson and Kevin Turen. Ashley Levinson and Stuart Manashil have also been set as executive producers.

The original film starred Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung and Jean-Pierre Léaud with Cheung portraying as herself. It had premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival and had earned positive reviews from critics.

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