Casting has been locked in on Francois Ozon'sEnglish-language debut Angel, with Romola Garai to star alongside BerlinaleJury president and Ozon regular Charlotte Rampling. Celluloid Dreams is handling the film in
Principal photography has started up around
Lucy Russell,Michael Fassbender and Sam Neill round out the cast.
Christopher Granier-Deferre ofPoisson Rouge Pictures and Genvieve Lemal of Scope Pictures are co-producers, with Tania Seghatchian (MySummer Of Love, the Harry Potter series) executive producing.
Financing comes from Fidelite,Celluloid, Canal +, France 2 and Philippe Godeau'sPan-Europeenne.
UK-born Garai, who starred in I Capture The Castle and Dirty Dancing 2, plays the title role ofAngel Deverell, described by Ozonas a 'powerful woman'. 'I have always felt an affinity for English culture andliterature,' said Ozon, adding that he was exhilaratedby the prospect of shooting my first English-language feature.
Ozon's last film, TimeTo Leave, was at