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Live-Action Noir Character Descriptions Listed

posted on 2011-08-13 01:15 EDT
Character sheet for TV series lists new characters

The actors resource website Showfax Inc. has posted a character sheet for Starz's live-action Noir television adaptation. The descriptions in the sheet offer insight into changes made for the television production as well as new character introductions.

The character sheet describes the show taking place in 1960s Paris, with lead assassin Mireille Dubois (changed from the original Mireille Bouquet) as a 26- to 28-year-old blonde, controlling, female assassin. Kirika is listed as an 18- to 20-year-old Japanese girl who develops amnesia after a fight with Mireille, no longer remembering her training with handler Lance or The Soldats.

The sheet lists The Soldats organization as a "regime [that] is based on the Assassins cult of Islam."

New characters include Smith, an American CIA agent working to gain trust with the KGB as a connection to Mireille. Mireille is also given a fiancé, John Lancaster, an American and a Korean War veteran. The sheet also lists the character of Alice, a model who is John's drug-using ex-girlfriend. The sheet also fleshes out the minor character Yann from the original series.

Paul Weber is casting the series, which begins filming in New Zealand this month.

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht confirmed earlier this week that the Noir TV series will premiere next summer. Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Xena, Priest, Legend of the Seeker) and Rob Tapert (The Evil Dead, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Xena, Legend of the Seeker) are executive producers for the project, while Stephen Lightfoot (Criminal Justice, House of Saddam) is serving as both the writer and an executive producer.

ADV Films released the anime in North America before the distributor shut down in 2009. FUNimation Entertainment confirmed last year that it acquired the North American rights to the anime.

Thanks to Yuki_Kun45 for the news tip.


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