At just 15 years old, Lily-Rose Depp is blowing up. She’s making fashion waves, she’s about to appear in Kevin Smith action-comedy Yoga Hosers and now she’s going to co-star with Natalie Portman in the ghostly drama Planetarium. The two will play sisters who communicate with the dead:
Although plot details are kept under wraps, Zlotowski told Variety that the film follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.
The political context of Planetarium will have a modern resonance with the current crisis and rise of extremism in Europe. The character of the producer is freely inspired by Jewish producer Bernard Natan, one of the biggest French film industry figures of the ’20s and ’30s, who eventually died in Auschwitz.
Portman has been living in France with her husband, Benjamin Millepied, and their son Aleph. And Depp is of course the daughter of Johnny Depp and French model and singer Vanessa Paradis, and the whole family lived in France, so this very French film will come naturally to both stars.