Vincent Cassel joining Costa-Gavras’ LE CAPITAL

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 26th, 2011

Apparently this is Vincent Cassel’s world, we all just live in it. Just a few days after he nabbed the lead for the upcoming sequel, DOBERMANN 2: ARM WRESTLE, the actor has found another new project, one that may be his most interesting yet.

Cineurope is reporting (via The Playlist) that the actor will star in the upcoming film, LE CAPITAL. Helmed by iconic auteur Costa-Gavras (Z, MISSING), the film is yet another financial crisis film, that will be “a behind-the-scenes look at the higher echelons of the banking world, where the thirst for money and power is masked as managerial rationality. Here we move in the circles of the economic elite and the international jet set between Paris, London, New York, Davos and Tokyo, basking in the artificial paradise of drugs, the artificial images of the Internet, the artificial bubble of fleeting fortunes, the artificial time of different time zones and artificial sex fueled by wild fantasies.”

With obvious comparisons to films like BABEL or 21 GRAMS, just with a financial bent, CAPITAL is based on a satirical Stephane Osmont novel and sounds like quite an interesting little film. It goes without saying that Gavras is one of the film world’s most intriguing names, so the idea of Gavras and Cassel working together is definitely eye-catching. Cassel does have a history with the Gavras family, as he starred in Romain Gavras’ debut OUR DAY WILL COME, so here’s to hoping this one will be yet another step in a great relationship.

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