Well we've all got a Most Anticipated Movie to look forward to now -- it's called Mrs Harris Goes To Paris and it stars Phantom Thread queen Lesley Manville in the story of a 1950s British cleaning-lady named Ada Harris who scrubs and starves and saves her every penny in order to buy herself the Dior dress of her dreams. That, on its own, is the sort of 90s-sounding throwback movie we are always here for, so we're already sold -- especially with someone so talented as Manville getting a leading role -- but there's more. More! The film co-stars Isabelle Huppert!
Deadline doesn't say who Huppert is playing -- something tells me she'll be a French person that Manville's character encounters during her quest for dress, though! -- so I checked IMDb and got confused for a second because they list Huppert's character as "Claudine Colbert" and I was like, wait, is she playing the famous 1930s actress? But that's Claudette Colbert. Not Claudine. Right? I know Claudette Colbert was actually French. Intriguing! Has anybody read Paul Gallico's original 1958 novella on which the film will be based? I guess it's been adapted twice before, in the 1950s and the 1990s.
Lucas Bravo. And, uhh...
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That’s sounds cool. I remember the version that Angela Lansbury did and I loved it.
Reading this post gave me curious deja vu, and reminded me that Angela Lansbury starred in a 1992, TV-movie adaptation of the same book, hers titled "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104930/). I definitely caught it when it aired and my 11-year-old, proto-homosexual heart found it incredibly moving!
I've read the book, a charming short story-one in a series of Mrs. 'Arris adventures. Hopefully they will stick with the 'Arris spelling since the character's Cockney speech is such a part of who she is in the books.
I too say the delightful Angela Lansbury 90's TV film. She was quite wonderful in the film and her costar in what will be the Isabelle Huppert role was Dame Diana freaking Rigg! It had Omar Sharif in the cast as well.
Just checked, it's on YouTube.
Mon Dieu! What a cast. Manville elevates everything she is in.
Hot. This whole movie can fuck me.
Lucas Bravo plays Andre (Lothaire Bluteau in the Lansbury verion).
He was Quite Hot as The French Waiter in Emily In Paris
The genius of Lesley Manville cannot be praised enough.
The 1992 version starred Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Harris; Diana Rigg and Omar Sharif. It's lovely. For April Fool's Day, I just watched King of Hearts, which I hadn't seen in a very long time. Perfect for today and such a brilliant film!
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