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Star-studded Cast in Hungarian Director Mundruczó’s Highly Anticipated New Film

Fanni Kaszás 2020.01.23.

World renowned Hungarian Director Kornél Mundruczó is currently working on his new film, the American-Canadian production ‘Pieces of a Woman,’ based on the screenplay by Kata Wéber. The film will feature a star crew, including Shia LeBeouf, Vanessa Kirby, Ellen Burstyn, and Sarah Snook. 

More and more information is being revealed about Kornél Mundruczó’s new film, Pieces of a Woman. The film, based on the screenplay by Kata Wéber, is being promoted, among others, by Little Lamb Films, a division of Bron Studios, which also produced ‘The Joker.’

Little Lamb Films is owned by Sam Levinson, who regularly collaborates with Mundruczo’s favourite cameraman, Marcell Rév. Levinson and Rév made quite memorable work together last year, with the first season of the series Euphoria.

In October 2019, it was announced that Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret in the series The Crown and Shia LaBeouf had joined the cast of the film. According to the latest information, the cast of ‘Pieces of a Woman’ is developing promisingly. Ellen Burstyn (Card Castle, Louie) have been cast as well, but according to film website Deadline, Succession’s actress Sarah Snook and Benny Safdie, a well-known director-writer for Good Time and Uncut Gems have also joined the cast.

Principal photography began in December 2019. According to the film’s short review, Pieces of a Woman follows the story of a mother who has lost her child after an ill-fated home birth.

This is by no means Mundruczó’s first movie to make a splash on the international scene; as mentioned in several reviews, his last film, White God, won the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Festival and the Octopus d’Or at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival. In addition, while it was not ultimately nominated, White God was Hungary’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards. Jupiter’s Moon (Jupiter Holdja), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film has garnered a huge reaction from the international press, with reviews from prestigious media outlets.

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