Luc Besson is moving on from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets towards his next film, Anna.
According to Variety, Lionsgate and EuropaCorp are finalizing a production deal for the film, which is also written by Besson and will star Helen Mirren, Cillian Murphy, Luke Evans, and introduce Sasha Luss as the title character. Luss has made her fame originally as a Russian model. Filming is expected to begin this November.
"We are delighted to be reunited with Luc and his EuropaCorp team on another exciting, action-packed film featuring an A-list cast," Patrick Wachsberger, Lionsgate MPG Chairman and Jason Constantine, Lionsgate President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, said. "Luc is a visionary filmmaker with whom we are proud to extend our longstanding relationship."
Not much else has been released about Anna with regards to the film's plot or what characters the actors will play. But judging on Besson's past work with female-led action films, Anna will more than likely be another entertaining entry to Besson's unique body of work.
Anna will be produced by Marc Shmuger for EuropaCorp, and the film will be released under the Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label.