Indiewire reports that Xavier Dolan will direct Juste la fin du Monde (It’s only the end of the World) next month with Marion Cotillard, Lea Seydoux, Vince Cassel, Nathalie Baye and Gaspard Ulliel.
Dolan’s statement, “I’m absolutely thrilled about ‘It’s Only The End of the World,’ especially for the work with the actors. It is my utmost priority and most visceral passion to work with inspiring talent on set and not only direct them, but, as an actor-director, act with and through them, even from the other side of the mirror. To reunite them has been a jigsaw puzzle of the highest Byzantine complexity but I’d honestly kill to be in a room with those five extraordinary, creative individuals.”
Dolan will later direct his first English language film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, with Kit Harrington, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon. Ah, Dolan, he will single-handedly bring back great actresses.
Juste La Fin du Monde is about a writer who returns to his hometown to announce his upcoming death.