Month: May 2008

More info on ‘The Strong Ones’

Remember back in February when we linked to an article about Hawksley Workman that mentioned him having “spent some time in Los Angeles working and writing songs with Golden Globe winning actress Marion Cotillard”? Well, these new songs for Cartier LOVE (Hawksley also recorded an original song) could really be the result. I found this on HawksleyWorkman.com:

While you’re there, make sure you also check out Oscar winner Marion Cotillard’s Hawksley-produced effort “The Strong Ones”.

Also, could it be that it’s him who’s providing the background vocals on Marion’s track?

To find out what exactly those LOVE bracelets are that all of these songs are advertising check out this article at Paste Magazine. And if you have trouble downloading the song from the Cartier website go here.

How far would you go for love?

Wow wow wow! This is all I can say! Marion Cotillard has recorded an exclusive song for Cartier LOVE. The new worldwide campaign is launched today and Marion’s amazing track called ‘The Strong Ones’ is available for download on the official website: Love.Cartier.Com. Be sure to visit the site, go to the section Music and to click Marion’s picture, where you’ll find a link to listen to and/or download the song. And if you’re lucky you’ll be hearing Marion’s enchanting voice upon first visiting the site.

Information about the campaign: Parts of the proceeds from the LOVE project go to different charity organizations around the world that Cartier are involved with. Watch a preview of the campaign on YouTube (no Marion there, unfortunately).

Variety writes about ‘Last Flight’

In their coverage of the Cannes Film Festival Variety published an article about Marion Cotillard’s next French film project ‘Le Dernier vol de Lancaster’ (The Last Flight). Read the full article here. The film is described as a “Sahara-set adventure-romantic drama” and will apparently start shooting next January in Marocco after Marion finishes shooting Rob Marshall’s musical ‘Nine’.

The Last FlightScreenplay is by Remy Waterhouse, from an epistolary novel “The Last Flight of the Lancaster.” A tempestuous tale of conflict — between colonial forces and local insurgents, old and new loves, and men who face off for the love of Cotillard — “Flight” is set in 1933. Cotillard plays a dashing and thoroughly modern femme aviator who lands in the Sahara, looking for her lover, an English long-distance record-breaking aviator who’s crashed in the desert. Meanwhile, the local French Foreign legion fort faces a local rebellion.

Good news: The production company Gaumont is in advanced negotiations for Guillaume Canet, the film will be presented to buyers during the Film Festival and it will apparently be in English!

Recent French reports indicate Guillaume Canet would be playing the title character Bill Lancaster (his casting was confirmed by none other than Ms Cotillard’s mother herself in the forums of the official family site) while the name of Marion’s heroine is Chubbie Miller.

Another reason to follow the coverage of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival: A French Gossip site reported that Marion Cotillard confirmed her attendance.

Site of the Month – May

Jess made Magnifique Marion Cotillard Site of the Month at her site for the extremely talented and vergatile actress Maria Bello. Thank you so much and be sure to visit her site Maria-Bello.org!