Konstantin Khabenskiy will be starring in “The Selfie” thriller based upon Sergey Minaev story directed by Nickolay Homeriki (“The Icebreaker”). The plot of the movie is about a famous writer and TV-star Vladimir Bogdanov suddenly changed by his absolute double. The double is managing Bogdanov’s life better than the original does and only the daughter of the character wants to reestablish status quo. Konstantin Khabenskiy, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Julia Khlynina, Anna Mikhalkova and Severia Janushauskayte are starring in the movie. The picture is produced by Pyotr Anurov, Fyodor Bondarchuk and Dmitriy Rudovskiy, filming was over on December, 2016 and the movie will be released on autumn, 2017.
«The part of Bogdanov is an interesting actor task for me,- says Konstantin Khabenskiy. — Two men in one — it drives a bit crazy but makes the character really interesting. Bogdanov does not realise is he split minded or his counterpart is a reality. Who is the protagonist- he or his counterpart? The both are not saints, maybe confused and trying to get out the cobweb they’d made themselves. But they have different possibilities at startup and different ways of resolving the problem.
When Sergey Minaev provided me with his book, I was not looking forward to anything special but suddenly got a powerful psychological thriller based upon a profound crisis of a creative man. Bogdanov pretends that he is sick and tired of being a «star», but in fact he is tired of his own. He maintains his image of «celebrity» , but realizes that he had written over, drowned in self-repeating and self-copying.
The counterpart takes off Bogdanov’s job, his fame, his wife, his mistress, his daughter… but in fact helps him to get rid of illusions and to look fixedly at his own personality. Selfie is the way to show everybody the improved version of yourself. Then you get to the mirror and oversee the reality of yours. I hope the «The Selfie» movie will be about the unpleasant but necessary rendez-vous with yourself.»