Michel Gondry will launch in June 2022 the shooting of his new film “The Book of Solutions”, with Pierre Niney in the lead role. A first collaboration for the director of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and the actor of “Black Box”.
Michel Gondry returns to France
They are not many, among the French talents, to have made their hole in Hollywood. Michel Gondry is one of them, with outstanding achievements like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Be nice, rewind, and the most negligible the green Hornet. Complete artist, he befriended Jim Carrey, whom he directed in several episodes of the series Kidding.
On the French side, we owe him lately The Foam of Days, adapted from the work of Boris Vian and released in 2013, as well as Microbe and Diesel, released in 2015. He is back in France again with his next film The Book of Solutions, in which he will stage one of the most talented actors of his generation, Pierre Niney.
From the Caesar party to the film set
The information, revealed by French Film, has something to delight both audiences. Pierre Niney is currently at the top of the wave with Black Box by Yann Gozlan, and we will soon see him facing Stacy Martin and Benoît Magimel in Lovers by Nicole Garcia. As for Michel Gondry, the expectation is very high since his last feature film dates back to 2015 with Microbe and Diesel. The Book of Solutions will be filmed in Cantal in June 2022. To formalize the news, the two men played the card of emotion by remembering their first meeting, during a pre-César party in 2012. Michel Gondry remembers:
Nine years ago, for his nomination as a young hopeful at the César, Pierre Niney chose me as his godfather. I was flattered even though I didn’t really understand this function. Should I send her a gift for her birthday? I decided to keep an eye on this young actor and appreciate his talent and his evolution. The finesse, the depth of his playing and his choices brought him to the fore among the actors of his generation. So I understood why I was a godfather: we are going to shoot our next film together.
Pierre Niney posted on Twitter his memory of the same evening, where he was as nominated for the César for best male hope for I like to watch girls.