Why does eating cake suddenly sound so good? Well, it’s probably because Marie Antoinette is coming back to the big screen, and we all know what that means.
Deadline confirmed Wednesday that the Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton would play Marie Antoinette in Searchlight’s biopic Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The biopic also stars Kelvin Harrison Jr (The Trial of the Chicago 7), who will play the lead role, and Samara Weaving (Ready or Not), having recently joined the film cast as well.
Stephen Williams is set to direct the biopic. Williams has directed plenty of episodes of hit series, including Watchmen, Westworld, How to Get Away with Murder, Lost, and The Walking Dead.
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was born in 1745 in the French Caribbean. He was the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner. He ascended to incredible heights in French society, shined as a violinist and composer. He was even dubbed ‘the Black Mozart’; he was that talented. His premature demise was precipitated by an ill-fated love affair with a French noblewoman and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court.
Boynton is also currently set to star in Hugh Laurie’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? alongside Will Poulter.