François Ozon gets all-star cast for Eight Women



Variety reports that gay writer-director François Ozon (Criminal Lovers, Water Drops on Burning Rocks) has put together a cast of France’s top actresses for his new movie, Eight Women. Described as an Agatha Christie–style “bitchy whodunit” set on Christmas Eve, the film will star Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart (Manon of the Spring), Virginie Ledoyen (Jeanne and the Perfect Guy), Isabelle Huppert (Entre Nous), Fanny Ardant (The Woman Next Door), Danielle Darrieux (The Earrings of Madame de...), Vahina Giocante (Marie Baie des Anges), and Firmine Richard (Mama, There’s a Man in Your Bed), each of whom will sing a classic French pop song. Shooting is scheduled to begin in April.