Magazine article Screen International

Paul Verhoeven's 'Blessed Virgin' Shoot Date Announced by SBS, Pathé Films

Magazine article Screen International

Paul Verhoeven's 'Blessed Virgin' Shoot Date Announced by SBS, Pathé Films

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The film stars Belgian actress Virginie Efira.

‘Blessed Virgin’, Paul Verhoeven

France’s Pathé Films and SBS Productions announced today (Feb 16) that Paul Verhoeven’s highly-anticipated feature Blessed Virgin will start shooting this August.

The Dutch director is re-teaming with Paris-based producer Saïd Ben Saïd and Belgian actress Virginie Efira, following their collaboration on his Isabelle-Huppert-starring revenge thriller Elle.

It is the third collaboration between Verhoeven and Pathé Films after Showgirls and Black Book.

The feature is an adaption of Judith C. Brown’s academic work Immodest Acts: The Life Of A Lesbian Nun In Renaissance Italy about controversial 17th century abbess Benedetta Carlini. …

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