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Delpy writes and directs the bloody Countess

JulieDelpy.jpgJulie Delpy is, for me, most associated with romantic roles and is probably most known for her roles in Waking Life, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Three Colours: Red, and perhaps Killing Zoe. However she's not really someone I would associate with the darker side of film, horror, and yet she has plans to make a film of a woman who bathes in the blood of virgins.

I think, and correct me if I'm wrong as I'm not really a follower of her career, but the only horror film I've seen of her's was An American Werewolf in Paris.

Now, according to ShockTillYouDrop through Coming Soon, she's bringing the story of Erzsébet Báthory to the screen. Báthory was the most infamous serial killer in Hungarian history, a noblewoman who was reported to have bathed in the blood of virgins believing that it would retain her youth.

Julie Delpy is directing this film herself, called The Countess, from a script that she has been writing for the past five years, and she'll be playing the lead role of the Countess. Also set to star are an interesting list of names. Radha Mitchell is to be her accomplice, Ethan Hawke is playing her husband (seems familiar territory here), and Daniel Brühl and Vincent Gallo also star.

Sounds a very interesting tale with a good cast, and Delpy seems to plan to turn this into something a bit more than the standard horror tales that have been inspired from this story.



I'm excited to see what she makes of Bathory. The story has great potential and knowing Delpy's style, I'm expecting something much more human than supernatural.


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