Roman Polanski's Next Directorial Project Will Be 'Venus in Fur'

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Though Roman Polanski has set his sights on 'D,' which tells the true-life story behind the Dreyfuss affair, the filmmaker has alrady found another project to work on -- an adaptation of the sexy, darkly comic Off-Broadway play 'Venus in Fur.'

The David Ives-penned play focuses on a determined actress, played by Polanski's wife Emmanuelle Seigner (though originally played by Nina Arienda, who won a Best Actress Tony for the role). She gives an emotionally charged audition for a gifted but demanding playwright/director, which soon becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.

An actress and a director engaging in erotically-tinged mind-games? This might be the movie Polanski and Seigner were born to make together.

Louis Garrel will play the director opposite Ms. Seigner, who hasn't been in one of her husband's films since 1999's 'The Ninth Gate.' Deadline reports that the film will be shot in French. Polanski will write the screenplay with Ives, and a November start date in Paris has been planned.

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