Director Roman Polanski (The Pianist) is set to direct Venus in Fur, an adaptation of David Ives’ Tony Award-nominated Broadway play. The play, itself a meta-adaptation of the 1870 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch novel, centers on a young playwright and the adulterous, erotic game of cat and mouse with one of the actresses auditioning for a role. The picture will be filmed in French and will star Emmanuelle Seigner (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers). The independently financed film will shoot in Paris starting this November. Hit the jump for the full press release.