Michelle Williams and Oscar Isaac have signed up to star in HBO’s series adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Scenes From a Marriage’.
The new version is said to re-examine the show’s depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple.
Williams and Isaac will also executive produce in addition to starring. Hagai Levi will write, direct, and executive produce. Michael Ellenberg will executive produce via Media Res. Amy Herzog, Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman, and Blair Breard will also executive produce. Media Res and Endeavor content will produce.
Initially consisting of 6 episodes and airing in Sweden, Bergman’s 1973 series explores the disintegration of the marriage between Marianne, a family lawyer specializing in divorce, and Johan, spanning a period of 10 years. Bergman’s teleplay draws on his own experiences, including his relationship with Liv Ullmann who starred in the series alongside Erland Josephson.
The miniseries was then made into a theatrical version and received positive reviews in Sweden and internationally and went on to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and several other honours.
Williams was recently seen in the series ‘Fosse/Verdon’ and picked up an Emmy and Golden Globe for her leading role.
Isaac was last seen in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, his upcoming projects include Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ and the comedy-drama ‘Big Gold Brick’ alongside Megan Fox.