“Dangerous Liaisons” is being adapted in series
the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont is reborn from its ashes to draw new tricks in the private salons of Paris. After the success of programs such as Bridgerton adapt Choderlos de Laclos‘romance seemed like a natural fit. Thirty-three years after the most famous adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons with Glenn Close and John malkovich in the title roles, this series signed Starz has been in preparation since 2019, and is already intriguing the Web.
Back to the origins
Why the Marquise de Merteuil become so cynical? Why does the Vicomte de Valmont enjoy playing her malicious and libertine game so much? Harriet warner, the creator of Call the midwife, proposes to answer these questions in an eight-part series based on the work of Choderlos de Laclos. Far from the plot involving innocent people Cecile Volanges and Madame de Tourvel, the series is a daring tale of Laclos novel. On the program, a return to the origins of the two mythical authors of the epistolary exchange that has thrilled the world of literature since the end of the 18th century. In Paris on the eve of the Revolution, Camille and Pascal Valmont to become passionate young lovers. Their meeting, their first misdeeds, and their ascent of the slums of the capital … we follow the adventures of this duo destined to pull the strings of the aristocracy. She is a mysterious stranger, she is a nobleman whose titles were withdrawn by his mother-in-law after his father’s death. To climb the ranks, the two anti-heroes will use their power of seduction on the nobility, but also on each other. Told from Camillefrom the point of view of, the fable is based on one of the cult lines of Laclos‘ novel: “Born to avenge my sex and master yours. “ This television adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons promises to be a clever mix between Stephen frears‘1988 film and Cruel intentions, the 1999 version modernized with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Philippe philippe.
Filming has started for the series which will be broadcast on the streaming platform. StarzPlay. Although the first images have not yet been released, we can already get an idea of the general idea of the series by taking a look at its cast. In the same vein as Bridgerton or the series on Anne Boleyn with Jodie Turner Smith, the actors come from rich and varied ethnicities. The production relies on two young actors for the headliner: Alice Englert, spotted in The snake and ratchet, rooms Camille, and Nicolas denton, Pascal Valmont. They are joined by Lesley Manville as Genevieve from Merteuil, who works to mentor the young and intrepid Camille. The secondary roles were all equally distributed: Carice van Houten (Game of thrones) is the pious nobleman Jacqueline de Montrachet, Paloma Faith is the malicious Florence de Régnier, Michael McElhatton rooms Jean de Merteuil, the threatening marquis Camillesocial advancement. Starz chose Kosar ali and Nathanael Saleh to play Victory and Azolan, the friends and accomplices of the heroes. Camillesworn enemy, Duchess Christine de Sévigny is played by Lucy cohu. As for Undine, Valmontthe mother-in-law of, determined to put obstacles in her way, she is played by Colette Dalal Tchantcho, spotted in The witcher. Currently in pre-production in the Czech Republic, Dangerous Liaisons does not yet have a release date.