The young Julia de Nunez will put herself in the shoes of the cult actress of the 60’s.
“The Initials BB” sang Serge Gainsbourg, to honor the greatest icon of French cinema of the 60’s. Brigitte Bardot will be entitled to its biopic and it is France 2 which announces today that it has completed the filming of an event mini-series.
Co-written and co-directed by Danièle Thompson and her son, Christopher Thompson, it will be simply called Hinny.
History will trace the extraordinary destiny of Brigitte Bardot, “French icon and key figure in the 7th Art, from his very first casting at 15 to the filming of La Vérité de Clouzot, 10 years later” France TV teaser.
She’s a totally unknown young actress, Julia de Nunez who will put himself in the shoes of BB for his very first role. A major challenge. But the first official photo (above) already promises a stunning physical resemblance.
At his side, Victor Belmondo, Jean-Paul’s grandson, will play Roger Vadim while Géraldine Pailhas and Hippolyte Girardot will play the Bardot parents. Yvan Attal will be Raoul Levy, Anne Le Ny will play Olga Horstig), while Louis-Do de Lencquesaing will play director Henri-Georges Clouzot and Laurent Stocker will play Pierre Lazareff. Also, the young Noham Edje will play Jean-Louis Trintignan; Jules Benchetrit will be Sami Frey, Fabian Wolfrom will play Sacha Distel) and Mikaël Mittelstadt will play Gilbert Bécaud.
Hinny was filmed between Paris and Saint-Tropez and will consist of 6 episodes of 52 minutes. No release date yet.
She is the first French star whose image crosses all borders and influences all fashions.
“Bardot”, your event mini-series, with Julia de Nunez, soon on France 2! pic.twitter.com/I5uMEOs3ud
– France 2 (@France2tv) June 13, 2022
The official synopsis:Brigitte Bardot, a little girl from the 16th arrondissement of Paris with a strict upbringing, finds herself ugly and feels unloved. She will grow up, emancipate herself, brave all the codes thanks to her meeting with her first love Roger Vadim. In 1956 the release of the film by this young man, “And God… created woman”, of which Brigitte is the heroine, provokes a world sexual revolution of which she becomes the icon. Bardot assumes her sexuality, does not want to be either a good wife or a mother. She allows herself to choose her men, to dress and undress as she sees fit, to say what goes through her mind. This unfailing freedom propels her into the media eye and unleashes as much hatred as adoration. She becomes the muse of an enchanted parenthesis, of a time when irrepressible urges are finally released. She is the first French star whose image crosses all borders, influences all fashions, and creates a shock wave that reaches even the most remote villages on the planet. The extraordinary destiny of this young woman, a fairy tale that sometimes turns into a nightmare, also paints the portrait of an era: post-war France, which goes from black and white to color, which gorges itself on carelessness. , pleasure and sun in this new paradise that is Saint-Tropez and of which Bardot becomes the goddess.”