It's come to my attention that I will soon share may name with a movie! Not as cool as sharing it with a town in southern Niger, but at least definitely cooler than sharing it . . . with a porn magazine/site [nsfw!]. (Yes, this is the 2nd time I've mentioned porn on my blog. Has she no sense of propriety? No, apparently not.) So, let's say the coolness level is somewhere on par with sharing it with delicious chocolate candy or a once-popular song by Stevie Wonder.
Anyway, the movie Chéri is in post-production, the screenplay an adaptation by Christopher Hampton of a novel by French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. This will not be the first time Hampton has teamed up with director Stephen Frears to make a movie. They also made another of my all-time favorite period pieces together - Dangerous Liaisons. In fact, this new film is a veritable DL reunion because also returning in a starring role is Michelle Pfeiffer as Lea de Lonval. (Chéri is actually played by a British actor named Rupert Friend. You see, in French, Chéri is the masculine form of the word darling; Chérie is the feminine. Yes, apparently my parents didn't know this - or, if they did, didn't care.)
The movie is set in 1920s Paris and promises to be very swoon-worthy. I can't wait. One knows how I love my period pieces.