The actor of 120 beats per minute will play the role of a survivor of the terrorist attack of November 13, 2015. The Spanish director Isaki Lacuesta will be in charge of the project.
After Clint Eastwood’s feature film retracing the Thalys attack, a Spanish filmmaker plans to tell the story of a survivor of the Bataclan attack on the big screen. Filming for the film is set to begin in early 2021, production has announced, with Argentinian Nahuel Perez Biscayart.
The feature film will be directed by the Spaniard Isaki Lacuesta, a Catalan who won the Golden Shell in 2011 in San Sebastián for a previous film, Los Pasos Dobles, said one of the French producers, Jérôme Vidal, confirming information from the specialized magazine Variety .
The screenplay is adapted from the testimony of a Spanish survivor of the terrorist attack, and the film will be played by Nahuel Perez Biscayart, 34, whose performance in 120 beats per minute, over the AIDS years, had been crowned with a César for best male hope in 2018.
“It is not at all a film about the attack itself, or about the terrorists, but about the “after” of people who were there.», Clarified Mr. Vidal. Besides, there is no filming planned in the performance hall damaged by the attack.
The terrorist assault on the Bataclan on November 13, 2015 left 90 dead during a concert by the Californian rock group Eagles of Death Metal . In total that evening, jihadist commandos left 130 dead and 350 wounded in the Paris region, outside the Stade de France near Paris, on terraces in the capital and at the Bataclan.