Weinstein Company Releasing Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts’ ‘Suite Francaise’ on Lifetime
The Weinstein Company has a notorious history of dumping projects after sitting on them for ages, and now harvey is poised to do the same with Suite Francaise, the World War II drama starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts. The movie will be premiering on Lifetime on May 22, to little fanfare, so set your DVRs accordingly.
The Playlist was the first to be tipped off to the news, which is now on Lifetime’s website. The movie also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, and Margot Robbie, is directed by Saul Dibb (The Duchess), and scored by Alexandre Desplat. it’s already opened in several European countries to mixed results, with most saying it’s a not-bat-to-mostly-okay film. When Weinstein gets bored with a project, though, they’re famous for dropping them unannounced years later. Suite Francaise was filmed all the way back in 2013.
If you’re interested, here’s the official synopsis:
In Nazi-occupied France, Lucille Angellier (Michelle Williams) waits for news of her husband, along with her domineering mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas). When a regiment of German soldiers arrive in the town, they soon move into the villagers' homes. Lucille tries to ignore Bruno (Matthias Schoenaerts), the German commander who has been posted at her house, but she soon falls in love with him.
Suite Francaise premieres stateside on May 22 on Lifetime at 9/8 C.