Carmen (upcoming film)

Carmen is an upcoming musical drama film directed by Benjamin Millepied based on the musical and novella of the same name.

Directed byBenjamin Millepied
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on
Music byNicholas Britell
CinematographyJörg Widmer
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
  • France
  • Australia
  • English
  • French


Carmen travels from the deserts of Mexico to Los Angeles in search of freedom.



In May 2017, Benjamin Millepied was set to make his directorial feature film debut with the film version of Carmen for Chapter 2.[1] Loïc Barrère [fr] and Millepied will write the script. In May 2019, Sony Pictures Classics acquired distribution rights for the film and Nilo Cruz will write the script.[2] On November 11, 2020, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. was revealed to have co-written the script with Millepied and Loïc Barrère.[3]


In May 2019, it was announced that Melissa Barrera and Jamie Dornan were cast as Carmen and Aidan.[2] In November 2020, Paul Mescal replaced Dornan and Rossy de Palma was cast in the film.[3]


In November 2020, it was announced that filming will start on January 18, 2021, in Australia with Jörg Widmer as the cinematographer.[3] Filming wrapped in early March 2021.[4]


Nicholas Britell composed the score and co-wrote the new songs with Julieta Venegas and Taura Stinson.[2][3]


  1. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (4 May 2017). "Dimitri Rassam, Helen Estabrook to Produce Benjamin Millepied's Debut Carmen (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Keslassy, Elsa (15 May 2019). "Jamie Dornan, Melissa Barrera to Star in Carmen; Sony Pictures Classics Buys Rights (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Keslassy, Elsa (November 11, 2020). " 'Normal People' Star Paul Mescal Joins Melissa Barrera in Benjamin Millepied's Carmen (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
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