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Alexandre Aja Helming ‘The Marquis’; Romance To Depict Life Under The Sun King, Filth & All

Alexandre Aja Helming ‘The Marquis’; Romance To Depict Life Under The Sun King, Filth & All

Gaumont and Paris-based Lgm Cinema have set The Hills Have Eyes and Horns helmer Alexandre Aja to direct The Marquis. Billed as an epic and sensual 17th century-set romance drama, it’s based on the true story of the Marquis de Montespan. The English-language, $25M pic starts shooting at the end of the year/early 2017. Inspired by Jean Teulé’s novel, Le Montespan, which has been adapted by Aja, it covers the doomed and passionate relationship between the Marquis Louis…

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