|damon baker via models.com|
Abbey Lee Kershaw isn’t the only Australian überblonde who may be considering a move into movie territory. Frockwriter always thought that the perfect film role for Andrej Pejic might be Pygar the angel in a remake of Roger Vadim’s 1968 sci fi classic Barbarella. While the latest Barbarella remake attempt may be stuck in development hiatus, we were very interested to hear that Pejic is currently seriously considering an offer in another film project. Also with a French director as it happens.
Arnaud Vanbleus, Pejic's Paris agent at the New Madison model agency, tells frockwriter that Pejic has been approached by - and has subsequently met with - French director Florence Dewavrin, who is developing a feature based on French writer Honoré de Balzac's novel Séraphita.
Pejic is earmarked for the lead role.
Published in 1834 - and recently adapted for the Paris stage by Ouriel Zohar - Balzac's classic is set in Norway and tells the story of an androgynous youth of great physical beauty, who goes by the names of both Séraphitus and Séraphita. Perfect casting in other words.
Nothing is yet set in stone but yes, Pejic is interested reports Vanbleus, who is currently fielding "tonnes" of requests in France for his star model.
"He's a phenomenon, that’s for sure - and he's unique, there is only one" says Vanbleus. "Everyone wants to have him. But the thing usually is, they either don’t have the budget or we’re not interested in the project".