Elsa Keslassy, International Correspondent
Janet Dulin Jones adapts Henry James’ novel
PARIS — Leading French producer Philippe Carcassonne has boarded U.S. screenwriter Janet Dulin Jones’ adaptation of Henry James’ novel “The Ambassadors.”
The $15 million pic, set at the start of the 20th century, follows Lambert Strether, the editor-in-chief of a Boston magazine who embarks on a life-changing journey to Paris to bring home his fiancee’s rebellious son.
Carcassonne, whose credits include “Un Coeur en Hiver,” “Ridicule” and “Coco Before Chanel,” will produce through his Paris-based shingle Cine@, alongside Julia Taylor-Stanley’s London outfit Artemis Films and Jones’ shingle Storyteller Films.
The pic will boast an international cast of French, British and American actors
The producers are seeking an English-speaking director. Jones says she hopes the pic will start to lens next fall in Paris.
Jones, who previously co-penned Gena Rowlands starrer “What If God Were the Sun,” finalized her script and met Carcassonne while attending Autumn Stories, the scribe residence program set up by the Ile de France Film Commission.