DUBAI: French-Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri’s long-awaited film “The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan” is out in cinemas around the world, including the Middle East.
The movie, which got its release on April 5 in France, is an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic French novel with the same name.
“‘The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan’ in cinemas,” the actress said on Instagram, sharing pictures of the movie’s posters with multiple characters.
The up-and-comer joined a star-studded cast that includes Francois Civil, Eva Green, and Vincent Cassel as D’Artagnan, Milady, and Athos, respectively.
Khoudri stars opposite Civil as his love interest, taking on the role of Constance D’Artagnan, formerly Bonacieux.
In the novel, Constance is one of the main characters. She was previously married to Jacques-Michel Bonacieux, a cloth merchant in Paris, and would go on to develop a secret relationship with D’Artagnan after he arrived in Paris and rented a room in their house. After her husband’s death she became D’Artagnan’s wife.
Also cast in the adaptations are “Phantom Thread” actress Vicky Krieps as Queen Anne of Austria, “Little Women” star Louis Garrel as King Louis XIII, and English actor Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as the Duke of Buckingham.
The feature film will get a second part called “The Three Musketeers: Milady.”
Both parts are and will be directed by French filmmaker Martin Bourboulon.
The Dumas novel has repeatedly been turned into a film, but it has been more than a decade since the last film adaptation of “The Three Musketeers.”
Khoudri, 30, first rose to prominence in her role as Nedjma in Mounia Meddour’s critically acclaimed drama “Papicha.” For her work in the film, she won the Orizzonti Award for best actress at the 74th Venice Film Festival, and she was nominated in the Cesar Awards’ most promising actress category.
Khoudri also starred in the 2019 mini-series “Les Sauvages” and in 2016’s “Blood on the Docks.”
Notably, she was cast in Wes Anderson’s 2021 comedy “The French Dispatch” alongside Timothee Chalamet, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Owen Wilson.
Khoudri joins the ever-growing list of rising Arab stars working their way up the ladder in Hollywood, such as Ramy Youssef, Tahar Rahim, Dali Benssalah, and Mena Massoud.