The actor who disappeared on Wednesday, mowed down by a skiing accident, had finished filming two new projects.
A strong emotion crosses the French cinema since the announcement of the death, this Wednesday, of the actor Gaspard Ulliel. The middle tributes to the star ofA Long Engagement Sunday, of Saint Laurent or even of Just the end of the world, carried away at the age of 37 by a skiing accident in Savoie, are multiplying. Broke in the middle of a successful career, already hailed by two Césars, the French actor was not done with television and cinema. Several projects were looming, some of which will be unveiled soon.
Starting with the entry of Gaspard Ulliel into one of the most lucrative American franchises of recent years. In March, Disney+ will unveil its new Marvel series, titled Moon Knight. The role of the superhero will be played by Oscar Isaac and Gaspard Ulliel will play the role of the formidable Midnight Man. The broadcast will be launched on March 30 on the American platform.
Coming soon to the cinema
Besides this television project, Gaspard Ulliel should also appear on the big screen this year in the film More than ever, by director Emily Atef. According to the website Cineeuropa, shooting ended on June 5th. The synopsis is revealed by Allociné:
“Hélène, a 33-year-old Bordeaux resident, lives happily as a couple. Her life changes the day she learns that she has a rare lung disease. Thanks to a blog, she discovers Norway, and decides to follow her instincts. She will cross all of Europe to there, in search of a new way.”
A final aborted project
Finally, in early 2021, director Bertrand Bonello announced to Allocinated a new project with Gaspard Ulliel. The filmmaker, who has already collaborated with the actor in Saint Laurent, had unveiled work on a new film between the fantastic and the anticipation, in which Gaspard Ulliel would hold the first male role opposite Léa Seydoux. But the actor will not appear in the end, according to the information of Scriptoclap: the specialized site reports that the filming should not take place until next spring.
Actor since adolescence, Gaspard Ulliel had been revealed in the early 2000s by films like The Pact of the Wolves by Christophe Gans or Kiss whoever you want by Michel Blanc. His career only gained momentum with ever-growing roles, eventually making him one of the main faces of the younger generation of French actors. After a César for best male hope in 2005 for A Long Engagement Sunday, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the ultimate consecration came in 2017 with the César for best actor, for Just the end of the world by Xavier Dolan.