Wasikowska makes Cannes touchdown
Actress Mia Masikowska. Picture: Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images.

Mia Wasikowska has made her second successive trip to Cannes for the prestigious international film festival, but there is no time for the Australian star to wander the busy streets of the French Riviera.

After attending the premiere of Lawless, a gangster film set in prohibition-era Virginia in which she plays an oppressed but curious religious soul, Wasikowska spent a day answering media questions before jetting off to her next job.

"I start filming on Tuesday, The Double, which is Richard Ayoades' new film based on the Dostoyevsky novel, so that's super-exciting for me because it's kind of a contemporary version, but very interestingly done," the 22-year-old told AAP.

The comedy, being filmed in the UK, comes before the Canberra-born beauty is set to take up the role of Emma Bovary in a film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

"I'm super-excited. I love the book and the character is so great," Wasikowska said of her role in the screen version of the classic, for which she said a shooting date is yet to be secured.

Filming complete and due for release later this year is Wasikowska's collaboration with fellow Australians Nicole Kidman and Jacki Weaver in Stoker.

"Talk about working with the creme of the creme," Wasikowska said of her Stoker co-stars.

"Nicole is a role model for any young actor coming from Australia; I mean she was one of the first to really kind of crack an international career and has always been so interesting in her choices.

"And then Jacki is just amazing and wonderful, so to have both of them there on set playing mother and aunty was a thrill."

Details of the film directed by Park Chan-wook remain unpublicised, although Wasikowska admits it is a dark story.

The West Australian

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