Sophie Barthes (2006) is set to direct Mia Wasikowska in a new adaptation of MADAME BOVARY.
Born in France, Sophie Barthes grew up in the Middle East and South America. A Columbia University graduate, Sophie wrote and directed the short film, HAPPINESS (Sundance ‘07). She made her feature writing and directing debut in 2008 with COLD SOULS, featuring Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, David Strathairn, and Lauren Ambrose. In 2009, COLD SOULS played at the Sundance Film Festival in Dramatic Competition, was the opening night film of the Nantucket Film Festival, and was also part of the New Directors New Films lineup. Samuel Goldwyn will distribute the film in theaters in August 2009. HAPPINESS and COLD SOULS won the 2008 NYSCA Artists Grant and COULD SOULS won the Showtime Tony Cox Award for Best Screenplay at the 2006 Nantucket Film Festival. Sophie was a Writer-in-Residence at the 2006 Screenwriters Colony and at the 2007 Sundance Screenwriters & Directors Lab. She was named one of Filmmakers Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2007.