Michelle Williams to Lead Saul Dibb

Star in talks for WWII romantic drama.

Michelle Williams (‘Oz: The Great and Powerful,’ ‘My Week with Marilyn’) has entered into talks to topline writer-director Saul Dibb’s feature adaptation of Irene Némirovsky ‘Suite Française.’

Based on the second section in the novella, ‘Dolce’, the drama follows the unhappily married Lucile Angellier (Williams), whose husband, Gaston, is off at war. Left under the supervision of her overbearing mother-in-law, Madame Angellier, Lucille’s only escape is playing the piano. Villagers in the town are forced to house Nazi officers and Lucile soon finds an attraction developing between her and Bruno von Falk, the young German officer billeted in their house.

Production is tentatively scheduled to start next spring in London with David Parfitt and Mark Cooper (‘My Week With Marilyn’) producing.