Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has rounded out the casting on his next film, A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles), which he plans to start shooting in early August outside Paris.
Teaming up again with his Amelie muse Audrey Tautou, Jeunet has put together a list of actors that reads like a who's who of current and past French cinema.
The film is budgeted at roughly $50 million making it one of the biggest local productions ever.
Rumours abound that Jodie Foster may have a small role in the film, although this is unconfirmed. Alongside Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel will hold the other pivotal role in the film which is set during World War I.
A spokesperson for Warners in France confirmed the following participants: Dominique Pinon, Ticky Holgado, Chantal Neuwirth, Andre Dussollier, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jerome Kircher, Jean-Pierre Daroussin, Denis Lavant, Dominique Bettenfeld, Albert Dupontel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Tchecky Karyo, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Marion Cotillard, Julie Depardieu, Clotilde Coureau, Michel Vuillermoz, Urbain Cancellier and Michel Robin.