Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke to star in LA VERITE

Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke

Actors Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke have been selected to star in Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda's directorial film LA VERITE.

Kore-eda said his film LA VERITE will also feature actors Catherine Deneuve and Ludivine Sagnier, reports variety.com.

Being produced by French firm 3B and Kore-eda's Bunbuku, the film will be shot in France in October and November.

The script of the film is based on a stage play which was writted by Kore-eda nearly 15 years ago but never produced.

Binoche and Hawke will portray a married couple who return to France from the US when the wife's mother (Deneuve), a well-known actress, publishes her autobiography. During their reunion, various truths are revealed.

In a statement released on Monday, Kore-eda said: "Directing while overcoming differences of language and culture is a stimulating challenge. Whether or not to direct the way I do in Japan is something I will think about on the set."

Kore-eda is well known for his films NOBODY KNOWS, AIR DOLL and the latest released SHOPLIFTERS.