ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden

Charlotte Gainsbourg, born to the coolest parents on the planet, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, has had a rather unfair advantage in the whole French cool, stylish AF stakes from the get go. And, though I could wax lyrical about how much I adore her je ne sais quoi for days, I won't, for we're here to talk about her upcoming movie projects.

(Plus Heath Ledger (sob) summed it all up pretty accurately in this clip from I'm Not There).

Gainsbourg's IMDb page is littered with indie hits and critically acclaimed stunners, from The Cement Garden and Jane Eyre in the early '90s to The Science of Sleep and Nymphomaniac via 21 Grams — the woman's back catalogue is nothing short of impressive and, by the looks of things, five new beauties are soon to be added to the list!

1. True Crimes

Jim Carrey in True Crimes
Jim Carrey in True Crimes
  • Director: Alexandros Avranas
  • Who else stars? Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas, Kati Outinen
  • Charlotte's character: Kasia
  • What's it about? Based on a 2008 New Yorker article by David Grann, True Crimes centers around the murder investigation of a business man, and the further they delve into the case, clues crop up that show eerie similarities to a case covered in an author's novel.
  • Release date: 2016

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2. La Promesse De L'Aube (Promise At Dawn)

  • Director: Eric Barbier
  • Who else stars? Pierre Niney
  • Charlotte's character: Unknown
  • What's it about? Though the plot for this revival is currently unknown, one would assume it'll be based on the 1960 autobiographical novel by French writer Romain Gary, and the subsequent 1970 feature-length drama by Jules Dassin. The narrative follows Gary recalling his childhood with his Russian-born mother and life in Paris during the approach of World War II.
  • Release date: 2016

3. Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer

Richard Gere in Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Richard Gere in Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
  • Director: Joseph Cedar
  • Who else stars? Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen
  • Charlotte's character: Unknown
  • What's it about? A misguided opportunist, Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) who befriends a lowly Israeli politician before he becomes Prime Minister. The story revolves around the new geopolitical drama Norman finds himself in the center of, and the turns his life takes as he's propelled out of anonymity.
  • Release date: March 2017

4. Les Fantômes D'Ismaël (Ismael's Ghosts)

Louis Garrel, Gainsbourg's co-star
Louis Garrel, Gainsbourg's co-star
  • Director: Arnaud Desplechin
  • Who else stars? Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel
  • Charlotte's character: Unknown
  • What's it about? Nobody wants their life tipped upside down by an ex returning to the scene of the crime, yet for the unlucky protagonist of Ismael's Ghosts, this is exactly what happens. The plot will follow a filmmaker as his world is tipped upside down by a former lover just before he begins his next project.
  • Release date: 2017

5. The Snowman

Fassbender in The Snowman
Fassbender in The Snowman
  • Director: Tomas Alfredson
  • Who else stars? Rebecca Ferguson, Michael Fassbender, Chloë Sevigny
  • Charlotte's character: Rakel
  • What's it about? Nope, it's not a live-action remake of the devastating children's picture book about a melting snow-packed pal, this The Snowman is rather a crime drama tracking the movements of detective Harry Hole (great name). DC Hole, played by Fassbender, is on a mission to investigate a missing woman whose pink scarf was found wrapped around a snowman.
  • Release date: October 13, 2017


Which Charlotte Gainsbourg movie are you excited to watch?


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