The erotic thriller Thérèse (based on Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin) has begun filming. Shooting on the LD Entertainment production will take place in Belgrade, Serbia and Budapest, Hungary, with Charlie Stratton directing from his own script.
Elizabeth Olsen, recently seen in the thriller Silent House and in 2011’s critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene, stars as the title character, alongside Harry Potter’s Tom Felton, Oscar Isaac, and Jessica Lange. Shirley Henderson, John Kavanagh, Mackenzie Crook, and Matt Lucas co-star.
The official synopsis: “Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Thérèse Raquin (Olsen), a sexually repressed and beautiful young woman, is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Felton), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent (Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.”