Adria Arjona (“6 Underground”, “True Detective”), Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”, “Transparent”), Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show”, “Ramy”), Fala Chen (“The Undoing”, “Shang”) -Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), and Devon Ross will both star alongside Vikander in the limited series.
In the show, Mira (Vikander) is an American movie star disillusioned with her career and recent breakup. She went to France to play the role of “Irma Vep” in the remake of the classic French silent film, “Les Vampires”. Set against the backdrop of a bad crime thriller, Mira struggles as the differences between her and her character begin to blur and merge.
Arjona will play Laurie, Mira’s former assistant and girlfriend. Things didn’t end well for Mira. Brownstein will play Zelda, Mira’s agent. Not interested in the Vampire project, as she has more attractive offers for her. Carmichael will play Eamonn, Mira’s ex-boyfriend who is in Paris to watch a movie. They haven’t seen each other since their breakup. Chen will play Cynthia Keng, a rising star from Hong Kong, hired by René Vidal to play Irma Vep’s provocative accomplice and part of the Vampire’s scheme. Ross will play Regina, Mira’s assistant, a movie buff and will soon be directing her first feature film.
Arjona is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content, Goodman Genow, and The Lede Company Brownstein is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, UTA, and Morris Yorn. Carmichael is backed by Range Media Partners, UTA and ID. Chen is backed by UTA, Anonymous Content, and ID. Ross is supported by Next Management and Independent Talent Group.
Olivier Assayas is the writer, director and executive producer on “Irma Vep”. The series is based on the 1996 film of the same name by Assayas. Vikander will also executive produce in addition to starring. The other executive producers are Sylvie Barthet, Sam Levinson, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen via Little Lamb, Stuart Manashil, Ravi Nandan and Hallie Sekoff. The series is a co-production between HBO and A24.
https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/adria-arjona-carrie-brownstein-jerrod-carmichael-irma-vep-hbo-1235022967/ | Adria Arjona, Jerrod Carmichael among five cast members on HBO’s ‘Irma Vep’