I think pretty much everyone knows by now that Marion Cotillard is starring in Woody Allen’s new movie set in Paris and up until now only known as Woody Allen Summer Project 2011. We know a bit more about it now but first let’s start at the beginning.
It was reported on March 2 by Deadline.com that Woody Allen cast Marion Cotillard as the “Muse” in his new Paris-based movie. On April 4 it was confirmed by Le Parisien that Marion Cotillard had really been cast for the movie and that filming in Paris was scheduled to begin July 5.
Shortly afterwards, rumours emerged that Marion was replacing France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy despite the NY Daily News reporting on April 4 that Ms Bruni was overheard as saying “It’s a real part, not just a cameo. But if I’m no good, I expect him to cut me out!” Official confirmation from Woody Allen’s rep that both Marion and Carla will be in the movie came via CNN on April 6.
Now onto the latest news. Variety reported that in a rare move Woody Allen announced a title as well as plot details for the movie yesterday. (usually he waits to see the finished product before giving it a name – if it’s good, he’ll give it an attention-getting title; if it’s bad, a less flashy one according to New York Magazine). Anyway, the movie is now titled “Midnight in Paris” and stars Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates and Carla Bruni. Also in the cast are Michael Sheen, Nina Arianda, Tom Hiddleston, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy and Kurt Fuller.
“Midnight in Paris” is a romantic comedy that follows a family travelling to the city for business, including a young engaged couple that has their lives transformed throughout the journey. The film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day today Vanity Fair asked environmentally conscious individuals, among them Marion, to make a wish for a greener world. Here’s the video:
I spent this afternoon scanning some absolutely gorgeous Marion Cotillard editorials in recent fashion magazines. Most notably the one in Citizen K – even though they’re very similar I decided to scan both the Russian and the International issue. The Russian edition features Marion on the cover whereas the International issue has an additional picture from the photoshoot and of course an article in French – which is definitely easier to read and understand, at least for me. She talks about Nine and the song for the Dior campaign as well as music in general.
If somebody could translate this for the pressarchive it’d be highly appreciated, thanks!
And as promised – a long time ago – I replaced the pictures from the February issue of Madame Figaro with my own and better scans. I adore this particular set of pictures! Enjoy!
018 Citizen K (Russia) – Spring
014 Citizen K (International) – Spring
013 Madame Figaro (France) – February 27
Kindly do not redistribute these scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were obtained/donated exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.
Added a HQ scan of Marion’s new ad as Lady Dior in Shanghai.
edit April 22: Also added a HQ scan of the one-page version.
So far, I haven’t seen a proper teaser for the upcoming short film – could the new Making Of have been said Teaser? Staying tuned!
LadyDior.com added a lovely behind the scenes video to their website. We get a glimpse of what the Steven Klein photoshoot in Shanghai was like. Marion Cotillard stars as Lady Blue in the 3rd chapter of the Lady Dior campaign.
edit April 30: Replaced the caps with bigger ones
Gallery: 055 Lady Dior > Shanghai – Lady Bleue > Print Ads – Making Of
Video: 001 DVD Extras & Featurettes – Lady Dior