Disney’s Searchlight Pictures has cast Minnie Driver in the upcoming biopic “Chevalier”.
The film is about the illegitimate son of a French slave and a plantation, de Saint-Georges defied the odds and grew up to make a name for himself as a master violinist and composer in 18th century France. Despite becoming a prominent socialite though, he would ultimately meet his downfall as a result of an affair with a married Noblewoman and a dispute with the notorious Marie Antoinette.
According to Deadline, Minnie Driver will be playing a character called La Guimard, who is one of Queen Marie Antoinette’s favourite dancers, who dislikes the Chevalier.
Minnie Driver has previously appeared in Disney’s “Tarzan”, along with “Good Will Hunting” and the ABC TV series, “Speechless”.
Also set to appear in the film will be Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving and Lucy Boynton. The film will be directed by Stephen Williams, who has previously worked on “Watchmen”. It has an original script by Stefani Robinson. It will be produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe at Element Pictures; Stefani Robinson; and Dianne McGunigle. Along with Searchlight’s Director of Production Zahra Phillips and Creative Executive Cornelia Burleigh.