Futuristic Cloning Drama Womb to Star Eva Green
by Brandon Lee Tenney
February 9, 2009
The lovely, radiant Eva Green (aka the Bond girl from Casino Royale) is set to star in the futuristic drama Womb, which centers around a widow (played by Green) who decides to clone her late husband. Hungarian filmmaker Benedek Fliegauf is prepped to direct his own script for what will be his first English-language film. Co-starring along with Green will be Matt Smith of BBC's "Dr. Who." While the title makes this sound like it could be a horror film, it's definitely not. "Womb is one of the most touching and impressive love stories we have read in recent times," said Michael Weber, managing director of the Match Factory.
Although this is Fliegauf's first foray into English-language cinema, he has a number of credits to his name in Hungary, including his award winning experimental film Milky Way. Womb should be an interesting follow-up to that film, being that it is in a different language and is, at its core, a love story - albeit a futuristic one. Little else is known about this project, but my interest has certainly been peeked. Throw "futuristic" and "cloning" and "love story" into the synopsis, and you've got me hooked. Well, in addition to the Eva Green, who really hasn't had a real lead role just yet. We'll keep you updated on this film!