Wes Anderson to Direct Highly Anticipated Remake of Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona”

Wes Anderson to Direct Highly Anticipated Remake of Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona”
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UNIVERSAL CITY — September 27, 2023 at 6:47 pm PDT — Universal Pictures is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of a remarkable cinematic event that will captivate audiences worldwide. Director Wes Anderson, celebrated for his unique and visionary storytelling, is set to helm a remake of the iconic Ingmar Bergman classic “Persona.” This project promises to be a cinematic masterpiece that pays homage to the original while offering a fresh and innovative perspective on this enigmatic and thought-provoking story.

Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona,” originally released in 1966, has long been regarded as one of the most influential and profound films in the history of cinema. The tale of a nurse named Alma and her complex relationship with a mute actress named Elisabet has resonated with audiences and filmmakers alike for decades. Bergman’s exploration of identity, communication, and the human psyche has left an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Wes Anderson on this reinterpretation of ‘Persona,'” said Universal Pictures’ President of Production, Jeff LaPlante. “Wes is a visionary filmmaker whose work has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling and aesthetics. His take on ‘Persona’ promises to be a cinematic experience like no other, combining his signature charm with the profound themes explored by Bergman.”

The casting for this highly anticipated project is already generating buzz in the film industry, with an ensemble of exceptional actors poised to bring the characters to life. Universal Pictures will soon unveil the cast, promising a stellar lineup that will do justice to the complexity and depth of Bergman’s characters.

Production is set to begin in January, with filming locations in Europe and the U.S. As Universal Pictures prepares for the production and release of this exciting project, we invite film enthusiasts, critics, and audiences worldwide to join us in celebrating the enduring legacy of “Persona” and the innovative artistry of Wes Anderson.

Stay tuned for more updates on this remarkable cinematic journey. For press inquiries, please contact visit Universal Pictures.

About Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson, known for his distinct visual style and storytelling prowess in films such as “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” and “The Royal Tenenbaums,” brings his unique creative vision to “Persona.” Anderson’s ability to create whimsical yet emotionally resonant narratives is sure to breathe new life into this timeless story.

About Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is a leading global film production and distribution company. With a diverse slate of critically acclaimed and box office successes, Universal Pictures remains committed to creating exceptional entertainment experiences for audiences around the world.