HBO has set a June premiere date for Irma Vep, a mini-series starring Alicia Vikander, based on Olivier Assayas’ 1996 feature film. Irma Vep, which will make its world premiere with a special screening at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, will begin on Monday, June 6 at 9 PM on HBO and will be ready to air on HBO Max.
We also see Vikander as Mira in first-look photos. Written and directed by Assayas, Irma Vep centers on American movie star Mira (Vikander), disillusioned with her career and recent departure, and arrives in France as Irma Vep in the remake of the French silent film classic Les.
Set against the backdrop of a grim crime thriller, Mira struggles with herself when the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and coalesce. Irma Vep reveals to us the ambiguous ground on the border between fiction and reality, artificiality and originality, art and life. The series is shot in partnership with A24.
Irma Vep also stars Vincent Macaigne as René Vidal, Jeanne Balibar as Zoe, Devon Ross as Regina, Lars Eidinger as Gottfried, Vincent Lacoste as Edmond Lagrange, Nora Hamzawi as Carla, Adria Arjona as Laurie, Carrie Brownstein as Zelda. Assayas and Vikander serve as executive producers with Sylvie Barthet, Daniel Delume, Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Kevin Turen, Stuart Manashil, Sam Levinson and Ashley Levinson.