‘Count of Monte Cristo’ Cast, Filmmakers On Reboot


Laurent Lafitte who stars within the newest model of France’s function take of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo thinks there’s twentysomething diversifications of the basic, however every one provides one thing completely different on the 1,400 web page novel.

“You have to make certain choices,” stated the pic’s co-director and co-scribe Matthieu Delaporte who sprung to the venture with collaborator Alexandre de La Patelliere after their work on the two-part function model of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers.

“We had a conversation with (our producer) Dimitri (Rassam). He asked ‘What’s your dream? It wasn’t deliberate and dreamt but we walked about The Count of Monte Cristo, and then it took off like a rocket,” says de La Patellliere.

The Count of Monte Cristo tells the story of a younger man, Edmond Dantes (Pierre Niney), who turns into the goal of a sinister plot and is arrested on his marriage ceremony day for against the law he didn’t commit. After 14 years within the island jail of Château d’If, he manages a daring escape. Now wealthy past his goals, he assumes the identification of the Count of Monte-Cristo and exacts his revenge on the three males who betrayed him. The newest manufacturing price $46.5M and hits theaters through Pathe in France on June 28.

One of the characters who was given extra breadth than earlier incarnations was that of Haydee performed by Anamaria Vartolomei. She is an estimated daughter of the vizier of the Greek state of Yanina and when her father is murdered, she’s bought into slavery. The Count of Monte Cristo purchases her freedom and watches her develop into maturity, finally falling in love together with her. In the e book, she’s dedicated to him for saving her from imprisonment and torture.

de La Patelliere says that on this new take “we were looking through the eyes of Haydee and write the story of redemption.”

Vartolomei, stated “My character is looking for freedom, but she’s trying to escape from the psychological control of the Count of Monte Cristo, that’s why she doesn’t give way to love.”

“She does manage to break free in the end, that’s what accounts for the beauty of the film,” added the actress.

Says Pierre Niney on why he was drawn to the title position, “He has this great charisma and graet voice, he’s a paternal figure you want to believe in, but there’s the seed of madness whether he’s someone who has gone crazy because he’s been in prison for all these years.”

“We were going for a new modern version, we wanted to portray the tragic side. We think the public is ready for this. There are references to Batman, but it’s the other way around,” emphasised Niney.

Samuel Goldwyn took U.S. rights to the pic earlier than its out-of-competition premiere at Cannes. The film’s world premiere final evening within the Grand Theatre Lumiere obtained one of many longest standing ovations of the competition, practically 12 minutes.

Anaïs Demoustier and Bastien Bouillon additionally star.


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