There are many young actresses I'd be thrilled to see play the roles of both Eva and Grace, among them, Marion Cotillard and Claire Foy come to mind. Marion Cotillard is capable of transforming so fluidly; her sensuality and intelligence radiate in each movement and she's the kind of woman who looks as if she would smell incredible.
Claire Foy on the other hand brings fragile restraint and combines it with a huge underlying vulnerability. She's distinctly English in many ways; a lovely contrast to Marion.
I'd love to see Michael Fassbender play Lambert and possibly Romain Duris for Valmont, though I have to admit it would be strange to see two accomplished French actors playing out their scenes together in English. But who to play the mysterious Madame Zed?
Is it too much to ask for Helen Mirren? If Ang Lee could find it in his heart to direct, I'd be over the moon.
Do you recall the precise sense of place he brought to Sense and Sensibility? Evocative without being sentimental.
However, playing the role of the sophisticated socialite her husband would like her to be doesn't come easily to her—and perhaps never will. Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance. There's only one problem: she has never heard of her benefactor, the mysterious Eva d'Orsey.
So begins a journey that takes Grace to Paris in search of Eva. There, in a long-abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank, she discovers the seductive world of perfumers and their muses, and a surprising, complex love story.
Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired, Eva d'Orsey's story weaves through the decades, from s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London. But these three perfumes hold secrets.
And as Eva's past and Grace's future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.