HBO has released the first look at it’s new miniseries ‘Irma Vep’, an adaptation of Olivier Assayas’ 1996 cult classic film. The series will make it’s debut on HBO Max June 6.
“Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, it will center around an American movie star named Mira as she struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge,” reads the logline. Alicia Vikander will be taking on the role Mira, a movie star “who is disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who moves to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, Les Vampires.”
The series is written and directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas. It will be executively produced by Assayas and Vikander along with Euphoria‘s, Sam Levinson, and Kevin Turen. Ashley Levinson and Stuart Manashil have also been set as executive producers.