Gemma Arterton To Star In Big Screen Adaptation Of Posy Simmonds' GEMMA BOVERY
After starring in 2010's Tamara Drewe, Prince of Persia and Quantum of Solace's Gemma Arterton has reportedly signed up to star in another big screen adaptation of one of Posy Simmonds' graphic novels; Gemma Bovery. Hit the jump for details!
We briefly covered Tamara Drewe here on CBM back in 2010, and now Bleeding Cool reports that Gemma Arterton has signed up to star in another big screen adaptation of one of Posy Simmonds' newspaper strips turned graphic novels. Director Anne Fontaine has reportedly told AlloCine that she will be helming the film, while French actor Fabrice Luchini has told them that he will be acting alongside the British bombshell. The graphic novel description is as follows...
"Gemma is the bored, pretty second wife of Charlie Bovery, the reluctant stepmother of his children and the bête-noire of his ex-wife. Gemma's sudden windfall and distaste for London take them across the Channel to Normandy, where the charms of French country living soon wear off. Is it a coincidence that Gemma Bovery has a name rather like Flaubert's notorious heroine? Is it by chance that, like Madame Bovary, Gemma is bored, adulterous, and a bad credit risk? Is she inevitably doomed? These questions consume Gemma's neighbour, the intellectual baker, Joubert. Denying voyeurism, but nevertheless noting every change in the fit of her jeans, every addition to Gemma's wardrobe, her love-bites and lovers, Joubert, with the help of the heroine's diaries, follows her path towards ruin. Adultery and its consequences. Disappointment and deception. The English in France. Fat and slim. Then and now.
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