“The Artist” creative team eyeing next project – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The majority of Americans might not have been familiar with French director Michel Hazanavicius and his muse (and wife) Berenice Bejo prior to 2011. But now, thanks to the charming “The Artist,” we all want to know what they’ve done prior, and what they might do next.

During an appearance at the Capri Hollywood festival in Italy over the weekend, Hazanavicius told the press that he’s hoping to rework Fred Zinneman’s 1948 Oscar-winning post-war drama “The Search” for a modern adaptation, Variety reports.

Zinneman’s film follows a Czech mother who is looking for her son after time spent in a concentration camp. Hazanavicius reportedly plans to update the plot to modern times, relocating the plot to Chechnya. “The Artist” producer Thomas Langmann will return for the collaboration, while the director’s wife, Bejo, will take the lead role of the woman searching desperately for her child.

That’s great news. Bejo is a talented actress who showed off a vibrant range in “The Artist.” She could easily go in very different directions, and her relationship with Hazanavicius bears creative fruit that we all can enjoy.

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