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Watch Alicia Vikander in the new trailer for Olivier Assayas’ Irma Vep

Olivier Assayas is adapting his own 1996 film of the same name for this new HBO series. In the original, Maggie Cheung played the title character, while Alicia Vikander plays her in the new show.

Mira (Alicia Vikander) is an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as “Irma Vep” in a remake of the French silent film classic, Les Vampires. Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Irma Vep reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life.

Devon Ross, Byron Bowers, Tom Sturridge, Adria Arjona, Fala Chen, Carrie Brownstein, Lars Eidinger, Vincent Lacoste and Vincent Macaigne also star in the series.

Irma Vep hits HBO Max from 6th June 2022.

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