Everyone’s favorite French pixie Audrey Tautou is set to star in another tale of heady, swirling romantic melodrama.
Variety reports that Tautou and Francois Damiens (from the recent crossover hit “Heartbreaker”) have signed to star in “La Delicatesse.” Set to be the directed by David and Stephane Foenkinos (and based on the book by the former, with the screenplay co-written by the latter), the story follows ” a Swedish man (Damiens) who falls for a young office co-worker, played by Tautou. Still mourning the death three years before of her husband in an accident, but delicately courted by the Swede, she gradually reawakens to life and falls in love again.” Really this thing sells itself, and as this writer is a total easy mark for breezy French fare, he’ll be first in line.
Shooting is set to begin in Paris (where else?) in March, with the film hitting in the first half of 2012.