Isabelle Adjani is to replace a pregnant Sophie Marceau as the female lead in the much-awaited Bon Voyage, Jean-Paul Rappeneau's first film after the 1995 Horseman On The Roof.
This is not the only change in the lengthy setting up of Bon Voyage, a WWII romantic drama set in Bordeaux in the early days of the German invasion of France, which is scheduled to start shooting mid-2002. Another move sees Virginie Ledoyen replace Audrey Tautou in a cast which also includes Rupert Everett, Yvan Attal and Vincent Lindon.
Bon Voyage has also changed producers during the development phase, Laurent Petin and Michele Halberstadt (Arp Selection) taking over from Rene Cleimann (Hachette Premiere), who had previously produced Rappeneau's Horseman as well as his 1990 Cyrano.
Adjani has already worked with Rappeneau's, starring in his 1981 comedy Tout Feu Tout Flamme. The actress, who returns to the big screen after a six-year absence (her last starring role was in the 1996 Diabolique) , also has a deal with Arp, through which the production and distribution outfit will be producing her next five films. The two first films on the slate are Laetitia Masson's La Repentie, to be released in April, and Benoit Jacquot's period drama Adolphe, which is currently shooting.