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Lincoln, ‘Mirage’ Scribes Reteam on Series About ‘Emmanuelle’ Star – Variety

Paris-based Lincoln TV is about to reunite with the artistic workforce behind “Mirage” on a interval collection in regards to the turbulent lifetime of Sylvia Kristel, the 1970’s intercourse image and star of the erotic movie trilogy “Emmanuelle.”

Titled “Sylvia,” the six-part collection will probably be primarily based on Kristel’s 2006 autobiography “Nue” (“Bare”), through which the late actress chronicles her rise and tragic downfall.

At present on the script stage, the collection is being created and penned by Bénédicte Charles and Olivier Pouponneau, who beforehand wrote “Mirage” with Franck Philippon. Lincoln TV, the well-established banner based by veteran producers Christine de Bourbon-Busset and Marc Missonnier, has acquired the audiovisual rights to Kristel’s autobiography from the publishing home Cherche-Midi.

The undertaking is at present being shopped to key French channels and Lincoln TV is aiming to associate up with a Flemish co-producer.

“We expect the story of Sylvia will ring a bell within the post-MeToo period. Sylvia was sexually abused throughout her childhood and went from being an unknown 20-year-old actress to changing into a global emblem for the sexual revolution within the 1970’s,” mentioned Missonnier, including that the collection will present that precise revolution didn’t actually assist ladies break away from being objectified by males.

“Sylvia had an excellent thoughts however she was additionally susceptible despite her assured aura and intercourse image standing; she ended up being manipulated by males, particularly in her non-public life, and suffered from habit,” mentioned de Bourbon-Busset.

Set largely in France, the collection will chart Sylvia’s journey with an emphasis on the last decade throughout which she starred in “Emmanuelle” and clarify “how her encounter in 1979 with a person who grew to become her husband tragically led her on a downward path,” mentioned de Bourbon-Busset, who added that the narrative arch will probably be inbuilt a manner much like Judy Garland biopic “Judy.”

“Sylvia” will even happen within the Netherlands and in California, the place Kristel lived for a while along with her ex-husband, who was additionally an actor. As such, the collection will shoot in French with some English and Dutch.

Lincoln TV will even look to offer the present a well-polished look. “We’ll be aiming to recreate the glamour and sexiness of the ’70s and ’80s and we will even present a number of the most iconic scenes of ‘Emmanuelle,”” mentioned Missonnier. The basic erotic film will accessible on Netflix from July 1.

Born within the Netherlands, Kristel began working as a mannequin earlier than she made it as an actress. After the success of “Emmanuelle,” which stays one of many highest-grossing French movies of all time, she starred in Claude Chabrol’s “Alice or the Final Runaway,” in addition to “Woman Chatterley’s Lover” and in “Mata Hari.” By the point she penned her autobiography, Kristel was a painter, dwelling modestly in her hometown within the Netherlands. She died of most cancers in 2012 on the age of 60.

Apart from “Mirage,” Lincoln TV’s monitor document additionally contains the profitable French collection “Cheyenne et Lola” and “Psychological.”

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