Julie Delpy (2 Days in New York) is set to direct, write and star in parental drama 'My Zoe', along with Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War, A Most Wanted Man) and Gemma Arterton (The Disappearance of Alice Creed). This will be her sixth directorial feature project, and her ninth overall. Set to begin production in Spring 2017 in the United Kingdom, the project will be overseen by Gabrielle Tana for Baby Cow Films (Philomena), and Hubert Caillard & Dominique Boutonnatfor for Electrik Films France (Le droit au baiser)

What is Delpy's drama about?

'My Zoe' centers on geneticist Isabelle, played by Delpy, who is recovering from a terrible marriage and raising her titular daughter, alongside her ex (who is currently being casted).

Zoe holds a very special meaning for Isabelle, but when a tragedy befalls the family, Isabelle is forced to take matters into her own hands. Brühl and Arterton will play a couple whom Isabelle turns to, while Lior Ashkenazi (Big Bad Wolves, Good Family) plays Isabelle’s new lover. Delpy says that the idea had been gestating for close to two decades, and that it had originated from a discussion with legendary Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski ('The Three Colours' trilogy) about parenting. 'The Film is about the unconditional love you feel as a parent.' explains Delpy, referring to film as a very profound experience to write.

What else is Delpy making?

Delpy was also recently in Todd Solondz' (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Storytelling) canine drama 'Wiener-Dog', as well as last year's Marvel action blockbuster, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.

She will also be appearing in dramedies 'The Whole New Everything' and 'The Bachelors', from writer-director Kurt Voelker (Sweet November). Mike Goodridge, sales banner Protagonist Pictures' CEO, stated that 'My Zoe' is the type of film that invites discussion and debate from audiences. 'Julie has created a compulsive drama about what it means to be a parent and what lengths a parent will go to for their children', he praised.