We finally know what the “secret projects” that Freida’s involved in are! Indiewire reported that she’s starring in the Belgian/Congo period romance drama titled The Catastrophist. Freida will play the Italian journalist Ines, next to Dan Stevens from Downtown Abbey and rapper K’Naan in this “love story, historical novel and troubling reflection on Africa’s ongoing political upheaval.” Filming is due to start in Tanzania in February 2013. The other project, reported by Forbes, is a movie about life in Iran for a young man who’s trying to push the limits of the repressive culture. It’s sort of like Footloose in Iran. Reece Ritchie is the dancing fool, Freida plays his girlfriend. First time director Afshin Ghaffarin is directing. Now word yet on when production starts.
Two very different projects, but both will be interesting to follow. Freida has said that she’s been working out for the past months for a film role, could it be for the latter one? Which one are you most excited to see?