Rodolphe Marconi’s ‘Nureyev’ Biopic

Date: 2017-2018

TF1 Studio has acquired international sales rights to the project and has already pre-sold it to Japan’s Kino Films.

“Nureyev” is expected to differ from the rival Nureyev project “The White Crow,” directed by Ralph Fiennes; it will focus on milestones in Nureyev’s life, beginning with his defection in Paris and his rise to prominence, his encounters with Clara Saint, Yves Saint Laurent and dancer Margot Fonteyn, his international career as part of The Royal Ballet and eventually his return to Paris in the 1980s as head of Paris Opera, guiding the opera into its golden age.

Diane Kruger and Marine Vacth will star opposite ballet dancer Vasily Tkachenko in “Nureyev.”

The ambitious biopic will mark the acting debut of Tkachenko, who appeared “Swan Lake 3D – Live From the Mariinsky Theatre” in 2013.

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