It's time for more Julie Delpy directorial action. Just a few months ago, we learned that she was gearing up for 2 Days in New York -- a follow-up to her darkly funny indie 2 Days in Paris. Now she's headed for more "feel-good" laughs with another feature; The Hollywood Reporter posts that Delpy will spend much of the summer filming her next creation, Skylab.

Another film that will list her as writer, director, and star, Skylab follows one family through three generations. Delpy will act alongside a European cast that includes Eric Elmonsino, Noemie Lvovsky, Aure Atika, and Bernadette Laffont. Producer Michael Gentile says: "It's a real feel-good movie. It's tender and funny, in the spirit of 2 Days in Paris. It's really Julie Delpy's vision of France through the eyes of a French woman who has lived in the U.S. for many years."

While it sounds like another modern-day tale, French site Comme au reported a few months ago that the comedy will take place in 1979, the year that Skylab crashed to the earth after orbiting the planet for six years. How that specifically relates to the project remains to be seen, but considering the fact that she was just a child when the film takes place, it'll be interesting to see how she merges personal experience with life thirty years ago. Now if only we got a chance to see her work in The Countess... Hopefully this feature won't follow the same U.S.-free distribution path.
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