The film is a loose adaptation of the Wilkie Collins novel 'The New Magdalen', penned by Georges and Maud Ameline.
French-Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri has revealed the release date of her latest film on Instagram, along with a short clip of the new period drama.
Titled La place d’une autre, with the English-language title Secret Name, the film will hit theatres on January 19.
The film is produced by Olivier Père of ARTE France Cinema and Emmanuel Barraux of 31 Juin Films. The project stars Lyna Khoudri, Sabine Azema, Maud Wyler and Laurent Poitrenaux.
Directed by Aurélia Georges, Khoudri takes on the lead role of Nelie, who escapes a miserable existence by becoming a frontline nurse in 1914. One day, she takes the identity of Rose, a young woman from a well to do family, who dies in front of her. She meets the wealthy Madame de Lengwil while posing as Rose and begins working for the family, with the lie changing the course of her life forever.
Lyna Khoudri first rose to prominence in her role as Nedjma in Mounia Meddour’s critically-acclaimed drama Papicha. She won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actress at the 74th Venice Film Festival for her work in the film, and she was also nominated in the César Award’s Most Promising Actress category.
She is also set to appear in a new two-part adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic French novel The Three Musketeers, in which she will star opposite Francois Civil as his love interest, taking on the role of Constance D’Artagnan, formerly Bonacieux.
Additionally, she is shooting for Novembre, a Cedric Jimenez-directed thriller about the French anti-terrorism services during the hunt for suspects after the 2015 attacks in Paris.
Most recently, Khoudri hit the silver screen in a French film titled Haute Couture.