Rezo Films and Julie Delpy are reteaming for a follow-up to Delpy’s 2007 feature directing effort, 2 Days In Paris.
Delpy will direct 2 Days In New York in Manhattan beginning in October from a script she has just completed. The hyphenate calls the film “an atypical sequel” telling Screen, “It’s about the difficulty of relationships but also about the main character’s evolution in general. It’s a very modern story about the complexities of being a woman and not being completely consumed by your partner.”
Delpy will reprise her starring role of Marion, a Frenchwoman who now finds herself in New York with her child and a new guy, having broken up with her 2 Days In Paris lover (and the father of her child) who was played by Adam Goldberg. While Goldberg will not appear in New York, other members of the Paris cast – including Delpy’s real father Albert – will step back into their roles for the new film.
Although the male lead has not yet been announced, the part is expected to be played by a well-known US actor. The predominantly English-language film is eyeing a delivery date around Cannes 2011. Christophe Mazodier of Polaris Film & Finance and Delpy, via her Tempête Sous un Crane Productions, are producing.
Rezo, which had a hit with 2 Days In Paris, will handle international sales. Rezo’s Laurent Danielou told Screen “Julie has this unique touch in painting her characters, the script is funny and sensitive - a pure moment of enjoyment.” 2 Days In Paris was released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in the US where it took $7m at the box office.