Armitage, who’s renowned for playing Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s Hobbittrilogy, will play the role of James, the ex-husband of Delpy’s character Isabelle. Their toxic marriage may be over but they are still in contact with each other as they co-parent their daughter Zoe. But when tragedy strikes this fractured family, Isabelle takes matters into her own hands.
My Zoe marks Delpy’s sixth feature as a director. The French multi-hyphenate has two Oscar nominations under her belt for co-writing Before Sunset and Before Midnight with Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke.
Armitage plays the lead role in the Epix thriller series Berlin Station. He will also star alongside Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s female-led caper Ocean’s 8. Further credits include Alice Through the Looking Glass,Brain on Fire and upcoming projects Sleepwalker and Pilgrimage. https://blog.womenandhollywood.com/julie-delpy-to-write-direct-and-star-in-family-drama-my-zoe-1bf7f94f6b18#.ywkjs4ndq
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Excerpt from Deadline Hollywood article (see link below):with stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and James Corden.
Gary Ross directs the spinoff for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures, and it’s produced by Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh. Ross wrote the script with Olivia Milch. Susan Ekins is exec producer and Warner Bros production SVP Jesse Ehrman is overseeing the film with Warner Bros Pictures Group chief content officer Toby Emmerich. Village Roadshow Pictures is co-producing and co-financing the movie as they did with the previous three titles.
Armitage is currently the lead in Olen Steinhauer’s Berlin Station, Epix’s contemporary spy series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, which goes into its second season this year. He is also known for his portrayal of the heroic Thorin Oakenshield in Jackson’s Hobbit http://deadline.com/2017/01/richard-armitage-oceans-eight-warner-bros-village-roadshow-anne-hathaway-cate-blanchett-sandra-bullock-steven-soderberg-gary-ross-1201888082/ trilogy. Tracking Board.com article: bit.ly/2jwaDMj Excerpt: Armitage can currently be seen in the series Berlin Station. Best known for his supporting roles in series like Robin Hood, Spooks, and the last season of Hannibal, as well as his lead role in The Hobbit franchise, Armitage has recently wrapped production on two upcoming films: Brain on Fire, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, and the period drama Pilgrimage.