There’s a first official teaser poster for The Odyssey, the upcoming biography drama movie directed by Jerome Salle and starring Lambert Wilson as Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Pierre Niney as Cousteau’s tragically departed son Philippe, and Audrey Tautou as Jacques’ wife Simone Melchior:
“Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family – Jacques, his wife Simone and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel – live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean sea. By day they dive, by night they watch the stars. It’s paradise on earth. But Jacques is never content. He lives and breathes adventure and believes absolutely in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the aqualung, his recently acquired vessel the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers he is ready to cross the world’s oceans. Ten years later, back from the boarding school to which he was sent with Jean-Michel, Philippe finds his father greatly altered – an international celebrity with megalomaniac dreams of grafting gills to humans and creating underwater cities. Jacques cannot see it yet, but Philippe already understands that progress and pollution have begun to lay waste to the submarine world. Despite their mutual love and admiration, violent conflict between these two passionate men is inevitable. But on their greatest adventure together aboard the Calypso, in Antarctica, they will find each other – before tragedy strikes.”
And a few pictures from the film:
For those who don’t know about Jacques Cousteau, check out this video from CNN:
The legacy of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau
The release date of The Odyssey is set to October 12, 2016 (in France).
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie The Odyssey.