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Diego Luna Joins Amazon’s ‘Casanova’ Pilot, Jean-Pierre Jeunet to Direct

Project is in production and scheduled for a late 2015 premiere

Amazon’s “Casanova” project has found its leading man in Diego Luna, and Academy Award nominee Jean-Pierre Jeunet will direct the pilot, the streaming company announced on Wednesday.

The as-yet untitled Giacamo Casanova project is executive produced by “The Tudors'” Ben Silverman and “The Americans'” Stu Zicherman, who also wrote the pilot.

Jeunet was nominated for an Original Screenplay Oscar in 2001 for “Amelie,” and Luna, who co-starred in “Milk” and “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” most recently produced the 2014 biopic “Cesar Chavez.”

Also joining the cast are Bojana Novakovic (“Shameless”), Miranda Richardson (“Rubicon,” “The Crying Game”), Ben Daniels (“House of Cards”) and Amelia Clarkson (“Our Zoo”) as Manon Balletti. Sarah Caplan serves as co-executive producer.

Described as an original portrait of one of history’s most iconic yet misunderstood men, the notorious 18th century womanizer who was also a French spy, Amazon’s “Casanova” series is currently in production in Europe and will be available for streaming on Amazon Instant Video later this year.

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