Alfonso Cuaron's 'A Boy and His Shoe' Sets Up a French Cast
Last week we went a bit crazy writing about the news that Angelina Jolie may star in a movie called Gravity written by Children of Men director Alfonso Cuarón and his son Jonás Cuarón (both seen above). Well, it looks like Cuarón and his son may work on a children's film next called A Boy and His Shoe that's been in development for a while. It's about a young French girl living in Scotland with her family for the summer who crosses paths with two gypsy Scottish boys "in surprising and touching ways." It even already has a cast, too: Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Guillaume Canet (The Beach), and Daniel Auteuil (Caché).
This casting is being reported by The Playlist, who found a mention in a London Evening Standard profile on Charlotte Gainsbourg. The project has been casting since last year (its been around for a while) and the Gainsbourg profile mentions that it's "forthcoming", but I have a feeling no one really knows if this will actually happen or not. However, because Gravity is still in the early stages and A Boy and His Shoe already has a cast attached, I'm pretty sure this will come first. But The Playlist thinks otherwise, saying "at the very least, it does look like the project has been sidelined for now." We're not really sure who's right this time?
As I said when we wrote about Gravity, I've been patiently waiting for Alfonso Cuarón to direct another film and follow-up Children of Men (since that was his last feature). At this point I don't care what it is, even if it is a children's film. I think he has a bright future ahead of him as one of the best directors out there, he just needs to actually start shooting some of his projects. We'll keep you updated on this either way - stay tuned!