Apr. 2, 1963 - Jean Seberg, who survived critical disapproval in “Saint Joan” (1957) to become the darling of the French New Wave, is starting a new American career. The 24-year-old Iowa actress has won the leading role in “Lilith,” the first film to be produced and directed by Robert Rossen since he won the 1962 New York Film Critics Award for “The Hustler.” Also in the cast are Warren Beatty, Peter Fonda, and Kim Hunter. Miss Seberg, who retired to Paris after the dismal critical reception of her highly publicized film debut and its successor, “Bonjour Tristesse,” became a popular French star in Jean-Luc Godard’s offbeat “Breathless.” She was chosen for “Lilith” after Mr. Rossen had tested a number of European actresses for the part. The film will begin production early next month.
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