Julie Delpy to Write, Direct, and Star in 'My Zoe'
Julie Delpy has penned the script for My Zoe, and will direct and star in the picture when it shoots in the U.K. next spring. She is joined by Daniel Bruhl and Gemma Arterton.
“‘My Zoe’ is the fascinating and confrontational story about the lengths to which a mother’s love goes for her child,” according to a statement from Protagonist. “Delpy plays Isabelle, a geneticist recovering from a toxic marriage and raising her daughter Zoe in conjunction with her ex-husband. Zoe means everything to her mother, but when tragedy strikes the fractured family, Isabelle takes matters into her own hands.”
Delpy said "I started thinking and taking notes about this film over 20 years ago. It first came to my mind discussing with Kieslowski about parenting, love and fate. The film is about the unconditional love you feel as a parent. It was a very profound process to write it. I gave it all the truth I had and I hope it resonates with others.”
“‘My Zoe’ is one of those movies that people stand around and argue about,” Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge said. “Julie has created a compulsive drama about what it means to be a parent, and what lengths a parent will go to for their children.”