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May 2008
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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.

  • J
    Posted on May 15, 2008

    Great news Maria! Thanks for the update!

  • Paolo
    Posted on May 15, 2008

    Someone knows when she will be present in Cannes Festival?

  • APatel
    Posted on May 15, 2008

    It would great if she actaully showed up at Cannes. Have not heard anything new about her in a while. This is very exciting

  • ioana
    Posted on May 15, 2008

    I’m guessing she’ll attend the closing ceremony next weekend, and present one of the awards.

  • Priss
    Posted on May 16, 2008

    Thanx for the info!! I can’t wait to see this movie… it sounds fantastic!! I hope Guillaume Canet accept, it’d be great to see them again together!

  • Modelspice
    Posted on May 16, 2008

    Great to hear that she’ll be at Cannes. I thought filming would make it extremely difficult for her to attend. But I’m glad.

    Will Guillaume attend as well?

  • Auxane
    Posted on May 16, 2008

    What a beautiful picture! Good news but it’s weird that the movie will be in English lol

  • bp
    Posted on May 23, 2008

    When is the closing ceremony? And is she still expected to attend?

  • Billie
    Posted on May 27, 2008

    What a beautiful picture!

  • vacation
    Posted on January 11, 2010

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