Exclusive: WME Independent has unveiled the first image of Haley Bennet in the upcoming 19th-century champagne drama clickquote Before starting to sell the title in the European film market.
Bennett plays the title role of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot, known in France as the “Grande Dame of Champagne”.
This real-life historical figure defied convention to take over her late husband’s fledgling wine business in Reims in 1805 after being widowed at the age of 27.
The production, announced on Deadline last year, is based on the 2008 novel. The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled Itby Tiller J. Me too
Filming took place last fall in the French regions of Chablis and Reims.
Thomas Napper (jawbone)Directed from a screenplay by Erin Dignam (Land, submergence) and Christopher Munger (Temple Grandin)
Other previously announced cast members include Tom Sturridge (DC Comics and NetflixSandman,Irma VepSam Riley (forthcoming Firebrand, Maleficent), Leo Suter (Netflix Vikings: Valhalla), and Anson Boone ( Pistol, 1917 )
Christina Weiss Lurie ( persuasion) Bennet also produced, with Joe Wright and John Barnard serving as executive producers.
Bennett was recently completedBorderlands AndMagazine Dreams. His feature credits include:Rules Don’t Apply, Hillbilly Elegy, The Girl on the Train, The Equalizer, Teal Andto swallowwhich won her Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The actress is represented by WME, Tavistock Wood and attorney Dave Feldman of Brechin, Feldman, Braimer, Silver & Thompson. Sturridge is represented by WME. Riley is represented by Tavistock Wood. Suter is repped by WME, Waring McKenna, and 3Arts. Boone is represented by CAA and Curtis Brown.