French star-filmmaker Melanie Laurent is set to write and direct period thriller The Mad Women’s Ball. Based on the award-winning novel by Victoria Mas, the film will be produced by Legende Films, according to reports.
Set in the 19th century against major historical events, the adaptation will follow a woman unfairly institutionalised at the Salpetriere hospital.
According to Goldman, the film will be a powerful, cinematic, and engaging thriller about the injustice that women faced during that time. “The audiences will be rooting for this strong character who sets herself free,’’ said Goldman.