First thing’s first: When it comes to the title of Michel Gondry‘s new film, we’re officially rolling with Mood Indigo? Not The Foam of Days? It has been decreed.
With that out of the way, ScreenDaily (via ThePlaylist) reports that Gondry‘s managed to wrangle together some more onscreen talent for his about-to-shoot fantasy romance, with some interesting roles now brought to light as a result. The most significant update would have to be Aïssa Maïga (Caché), who’s taking the fourth romantic lead, Alise, a.k.a. the girlfriend of Chick (Gad Elmaleh). Along with Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris, they can easily be counted as the central leads.
Meanwhile, Alain Chabat (The Science of Sleep) is playing the reincarnation of 19th-century French chef Jules Gouffé; Natacha Regnier will appear as “the remedy seller”; Philippe Torreton has the role of Jean Sol Patre, a parody of French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre; and Gondry himself is making a cameo as “Mangemarche, the clownish doctor who attempts to treat Chloe for her ailment.” (We also know that Omar Sy will play Nicolas, the “faithful man-servant” of Duris‘ Colin.)
For more context, you can read a synopsis of the film below:
Colin is an absurdly wealthy young man who is so taken by love and its power that after wedding his beloved Chloe, he gives his friends Chick and Alise a sizeable chunk of his fortune so that they too can marry and be happy! Sadly, Chick instead uses the money to enhance his collection of writings by philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, which sends Alise into a bizarre bit of revenge. In the mean time, Colin and Chloe’s fairytale romance is thwarted when she is diagnosed with a curious disease that causes a water lily to grow in her lung. The only treatment (not cure) is to eternally surround her in flowers, which becomes financially crippling to Colin.
Mood Indigo begins shooting exactly one week from now, on April 10th.
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