Could it be fourth time lucky for Michelle Williams? The three-time Oscar nominee is in talks to headline “Suite Francaise“, a period drama from Brit writer and director Saul Dibb.
Dibb has scripted the film, his first since 2008′s “The Duchess” for which he also directed. Dibb will sit in the director’s chair again for “Suite Professional”, which follows “a spirited young woman in occupied France who falls for a German officer and must choose between love and her country. Left under the supervision of her domineering mother-in-law when the husband she never really loved heads off to war, Lucille’s only escape is playing the piano. The young German officer assigned to stay at their home is a former composer, and the attraction between him and the protag is immediate”.
Williams is no stranger to period dramas, starring in the 19th century-set “Meeks Cutoff” and two films based in the fifties, “My Week With Marilyn” and “Shutter Island“. She will next be seen in Sam Raimi‘s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” with James Franco and Mila Kunis.
Production is due to start early next year in London but no word yet on who may be Williams’ German officer.