Actress Marine Lanctuit will star as Aimee in James Zsigmond's upcoming film "Wandering Stars."
Online PR News – 11-September-2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Marine Lanctuit is slated to take on the starring role of Aimee in James Zsigmond's upcoming film "Wandering Stars," which is slated to begin filming next month.
The film will follow Lanctuit's character Aimee, a young mother who illegally immigrates to Los Angeles where she struggles to raise her two children after being abandoned by her children's father.
"She's struggling to make ends meet by way of honest work, but when she gets behind on rent, and at risk of losing her children to social services, she is pressured into taking a job as an escort," said Lanctuit about her character.
With a heavy focus on the cardinal virtues, "Wandering Stars" will offer up an insightful look into the lengths people will go to in order to survive when the odds are stacked against them and all roads seem to be riddled with darkness.
"At the beginning you think of her as a simple hooker doing something seen by most as sinful, but throughout the movie you begin to understand the whole story behind why she's doing what she is and how she ended up like this," explained Lanctuit.
As an actress Lanctuit loves exploring the deepest corners of her characters, and the way that she is able to seamlessly immerse herself within the reality of each one with complete vulnerability and dedication to the story is something that makes her the perfect actress to take on the role of Aimee.
"Marine has created an unparalleled reputation for herself internationally as a fearless actress who is willing to dive into the most intense roles with her entire being," explained director James Zsigmond. "Having her as the lead actress in this film is going to be a huge asset, I really can't imagine anyone else playing the character of Aimee but her."
In addition to her role in "Wandering Stars" Lanctuit will also take on the role of Maria in Zsigmond's other upcoming drama film "Absence, Silence, Bread Alone," a working title that is currently in pre-production and is slated to begin filming in 2016.
The current film collaborations between Lanctuit and Zsigmond are definitely ones audiences around the world will want to look out for, especially viewers who enjoy stories that are layered, drama-driven and bare the potential to gain a new perspective.
"I think James is a very interesting filmmaker with a very interesting perspective, he thinks a lot about the storyline and that is incredibly important to me when choosing a project," said Lanctuit.
"He's studied philosophy for years, which makes his work more dynamic. Although his projects are sometimes complicated and difficult to understand, it's the challenge that I love. I feel like I learn something from him every time we work together."
Through her performances in films like Stan Harrington's "Lost Angels" and "Creed," as well as others, Lanctuit has proven her ability to tap into a diverse range of characters and bring them to life on screen in the most captivating way.
In 2012 Lanctuit dazzled audiences in the film "Heroines," a dramatic thriller that followed her in the role of Aurore, a naive young girl who is lured into a trance by a deceptive hypnotist.
Starring alongside Nicole Alexandra Shipley from the films "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Club Lingerie," Lanctuit gave a knock out performance and the film went on to be chosen as an Official Selection of the Bel Air Film Festival, the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the San Diego Film Festival.
In 2013 Lanctuit landed the leading role of Margaret Thomas in Yaitza Rivera's riveting drama "Red Poppies," a heart wrenching drama that centers on a young woman who struggles to heal after being sexually assaulted by a group of inhumane soldiers.
"Yaitza Rivera is an awesome director and artist," said Lanctuit. "The film was great to work on, and it touched on a sensitive subject about the war and the political, physical and emotional violence it has on its victims."
The film, which was written by Timothy McNeil ("Contact," "Forest Gump"), was chosen as an Official Selection of the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival in New York, and received a nomination for Best Dialogue Short at the Action on Film International Film Festival, as well as nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Short from the SoCal Independent Film Festival.
Aside from the actress's roles in "Wandering Stars" and "Absence, Silence, Bread Alone," audiences will also have the opportunity to catch Marine Lanctuit in the comedy film "Jimmy's Pickle" and the thriller film "Beverly H.," both of which are tentatively scheduled for release in 2016.