Controversial director Abdellatif Kechiche has announced he will follow up the equally as controversial Palme d”or winner Blue is the Warmest Color with The Wound. Known as La Blessure in French, the film will be adapted from a novel by author François Bégaudeau (known better to cinephiles as the author, screenwriter, and star of the 2008 Palme d’Or winner The Class).
The source material chronicles one summer in the life of a fifteen-year-old-French boy in 1986, but Kechiche will reimagine the story to take place in Tunisia. The film looks to have a late-August production start date, and though there is no cast in place as of yet I think it’s safe to say that Blue is the Warmest Color stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos won’t be on board following Kechiche’s allegedly less-than-stellar treatment of his stars on the set of that award winner.
To tide yourself over until then, Blue is the Warmest Color is available to stream on Netflix Watch Instantly here.
Source: The Film Stage