Can a German actress and a Greek goddess portray a legendary French queen? When the star in question is Diane Kruger, the answer is a resounding yes.
The first batch of stills from the "Troy" and "Inglourious Basterds" star's upcoming French-language film, "Les Adieux a la Reine," (or, in English, "Farewell, My Queen") have arrived, showing off the splendor of Versailles. Kruger plays Marie Antoinette in this Berlin Film Festival-opening picture. The festival on Wednesday revealed the film's plot in press release announcing its screening:
Versailles in July 1789. Unrest is growing in the court of King Louis the XVI. The people are rebelling - a revolution is imminent. Behind the facades of the royal palaces, everyone is thinking of fleeing, including Queen Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger) and her entourage. Among her ladies-in-waiting is Sidonie Laborde (Lea Seydoux) who as the Queen's reader has become quite intimate with her. With great amazement, Sidonie experiences the first hours of the French Revolution.
Seydoux is best known in America for her roles in "Midnight in Paris" as enchanting antiques dealer Gabrielle and as an assassin in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol."