Julie Delpy is a busy woman. After the recent announcement that she would be filming a New York-set sequel to her directorial debut “2 Days In Paris,” comes news from Comme Au Cinema that she is also set to direct a French language comedy called “Skylab.” This will be her fourth movie as a director - her latest film, “The Countess,” with Daniel Brühl and William Hurt, is yet to come out. Filming will begin in June, for a period of seven weeks.
Skylab was a NASA space station that came crashing to earth in 1979, six years after going into orbit. Delpy’s film, touted as the chronicle of a generation, will focus on an eccentric family around the time of this event. It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows Delpy’s artistic hold on her films - she wrote, directed, produced, acted in and composed the music for “2 Days In Paris” - that she is going to act in this one, too. Among the cast are her fellow director/actress Noémie Lvovsky and Eric Elmosnino, currently hot property in France following his performance as Serge Gainsbourg in the acclaimed “Gainsbourg vie héroïque.”