Washington, Feb 11 : Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to star in 'Cheri,' a film adaptation of the 1920s novel by French author Colette.
The film, to be directed by Stephen Frears, is about the young son of a wealthy courtesan, who is educated in the ways of love by a middle-aged friend of the man's mother.
When he is forced to give up the six-year relationship after marrying someone else, the young man can't forget her and retreats into a fantasy world.
Christopher Hampton of "Dangerous Liaisons" has penned the script, reports Variety.
The film will be produced by Bill Kenwright and Reliant Pictures topper Thom Mount.
Film production and distribution brands Miramax and Pathe are nearing the deals to partner in distribution of the film.