Magazine article Screen International

Paul Verhoeven Plots Lesbian Nun Drama with 'Elle' Star Virginie Efira

Magazine article Screen International

Paul Verhoeven Plots Lesbian Nun Drama with 'Elle' Star Virginie Efira

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Producer Saïd Ben Saïd announces production of Blessed Virgin on twitter.

Paul Verhoeven is gearing-up to shoot his second French-language production Blessed Virgin (Sainte Vierge), an adaption of Judith C. Brown's academic work Immodest Acts: The Life Of A Lesbian Nun In Renaissance Italy.

Paris-based producer Said Ben Said, who previously collaborated with Verhoeven on Isabelle Huppert-starrer Elle, confirmed the production via twitter on Tuesday evening.

SAINTE VIERGE de Paul Verhoeven avec Virginie Efira. En tournage prochainement. pic.twitter.com/kCnSqGYyVc

-- Saïd Ben Saïd (@saidbensaid66) April 25, 2017

SBS confirmed the news on Wednesday but had no further details to add.

Belgian actress Virginie Efira - who played a devout Catholic wife in Verhoeven's last film Elle - has signed to play the central role of controversial 17th century abbess Benedetta Carlini. …

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