Juliette Binoche and André Benjamin are set to live the ‘High Life,’ as the duo has signed on to star in the upcoming sci-fi film. The Academy Award-winning actress and the six-time Grammy Award-winning actor will be joined on screen by several other new cast members, including Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Ewan Mitchell, Jessie Ross and Claire Tran. The group is also set to work with such recently announced stars as Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth on the drama.
‘High Life’ marks acclaimed French filmmaker Claire Denis’s English-language feature film directorial debut. The drama, which is set to begin principal photography in Cologne, Germany, is reuniting Binoche, Tran and Denis. The trio recently collaborated on the romantic comedy-drama, ‘Let the Sun Shine In.’
Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP) is providing finance for the thriller, and is partnering with Alcatraz Films (Paris), Pandora Film Produktion (Cologne), The Apocalypse Films (London) and Madants (Warsaw) to produce ‘High Life.’ Wild Bunch is handling international sales, while CAA will handle the domestic sale.
Andrew Lauren and partner D.J. Gugenheim will produce for ALP, Laurence Clerc and Olivier Thery-Lapiney will produce for Alcatraz, Claudia Steffen and Christoph Friedel will produce for Pandora and Oliver Dungey will produce for Apocalypse. Klaudia Smieja will co-produce for Madants.
Of the drama, Lauren said: “It is a rare honor to work with Claire Denis. She has put together an incredible cast for what is not only her first English language feature, but also her first sci-fi film after making 12 visionary films in French. This is also our first international co-production, and we are committed to working with our partners to make Claire’s film a reality.”