reports that Julie Delpy's film The Countess, about 15th-centruy Transylvanian Blood Countess Erzebet Bathory, will finally start shooting this summer.

The film will focus on true facts regarding Bathory, who bathed in the blood of murdered girls in an attempt to retain her youth.

Production on the film was supposed to start two years ago. The film will co-star Radha Mitchell, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent Gallo. Delpy is also producing with Matthew Chausse and HOOD OF HORROR's Christopher Tuffin and Martin Shore.