'Martha Marcy' Star Brady Corbet to Direct French Period Film as Feature Debut (Exclusive)

Brady Corbet Headshot - P 2013
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Brady Corbet Headshot - P 2013

The actor, who stars in Antonio Campos' upcoming "Simon Killer," also wrote the script but will not act in the film.

Brady Corbet is taking his career to the next level.

The 24-year-old actor, who broke in with a role in 2003's Thirteen and has featured in indie hits Martha Marcy May Marlene and Melanocholia, tells The Hollywood Reporter he will direct his first feature film. The movie, a period piece set in France, is based on his script.

Corbet features in this month's neo-noir sexual thriller Simon Killer, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Antonio Campos. He also has a co-writer credit on the upcoming thriller The Sleepwalker, which he penned with director Mona Fastvold. His short Protect You+ Me won an honorable mention at Sundance in 2009.

Producing the film alongside Corbet are the veteran French producer Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre and Chris Coen (Funny Games, Wristcutters: A Love Story), the latter of whom financed Corbet's short. The new film is in the casting stage, with several roles still to be filled.