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Jun 04, 08   Mia   5 Comments Movies, News & Rumours

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At the film market during the recent Cannes Film Festival – which to our knowledge Marion did not attend – writer/director Neil Jordan negotiated to direct his new project ‘Ondine‘ with Colin Farrell in the lead role. There’s been no confirmation as of yet that the film is to go ahead as planned but Ireland On-Line has some updates:

A spokeswoman for the Irish Film Board said a deal was close to being struck on the film and confirmed that West Cork was being considered as a possible location for shooting.

Speculation is mounting that the film will be primarily shot in and around Castletownbere and the Beara Peninsula. Jordan is a regular visitor to the region and purchased Waterfall House, three miles outside of Castletownbere, in the late 90s. The Sligo native, who is responsible for such Irish classics as ‘Michael Collins’ and ‘The Butcher Boy’ and international hits ‘Interview with the Vampire’ an ‘The Brave One’ has penned the script for the multimillion euro project.

French actress Marion Cotillard is being lined up to portray the mysterious stranger opposite Farrell in the film. Earlier this year she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in ‘La Vie en Rose’.

The film centres on an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net, whom he thinks is a mermaid, but may in fact be a prostitute.

Castletownbere-based councillor Noel Harrington said the shooting of the film in the area would be great news for the town. “There’s great excitement at the prospect of the film being shot here. Apparently, houses are being scooped up to cater for the film’s crew during the six to eight-week shoot. It’s brilliant news and any support that can be given to the area is very much welcome,” he added.

‘Falling for a Dancer’, in which Colin Farrell made his film début, was also filmed in the area. The new film will be produced by Octagon Films and is being partly financed by the Irish Film Board.

Reasons why this might be true: Marion Cotillard does appear to have free time over the summer with the shoot for ‘Public Enemies‘ soon being over and not having to start work for ‘Nine‘ until Fall. And ‘The Last Flight‘ probably won’t start shooting until early 2009. Also, according to The Hollywood ReporterOndine’ is a CAA-packaged project and in addition to her French agent Laurent Grégoire Marion does indeed have a CAA agent – her name is Hylda Queally. Still, I have not found proof of Marion’s involvement anywhere else so at this point, this is little more than a rumour.

5 Responses to “Marion in ‘Ondine’: just a rumour?”


There was also a short news about this (possible) project on this site

Jun 04, 08 at 4:45 pm

I saw this too. I personally just don’t trust ContactMusic. But that’s just me I suppose…

P.S. Comments with links in them tend to go to the spam folder first, sorry….

Jun 04, 08 at 11:11 pm


That would be nice. Is this why Colin Farrell was at the party given for Marion by Picturehouse in Hollywwod during the award season ?

By the same token i noticed Julian Schnabel and Florian von Donnesmark were also there. May be Marion will shoot movies with those two great directors as well !!

That’s only guessings of course !!

By the way, name of Marion’s character in “Nine” should read : Luisa Contini, and not “Louisa”. She is Italian, you know !

Jun 05, 08 at 3:29 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the spelling. Will correct that now

Jun 05, 08 at 7:50 pm


According to Variety mag http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117987100.html?categoryid=1238&cs=1

Alicja Bachleda is supposed to be cast in Neil Jordan’s new film Ondine. But, maybe this could change?

Jun 09, 08 at 6:04 am


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