As previously announced Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and producer Alexandre Mallet-Guy were awarded Media prize of the European Union earlier today for their upcoming project. I haven’t been able to find an extensive report about it but here are bits and pieces I found:
“I’m very pleased that Marion Cotillard has joined us in this amazing adventure,” Mallet-Guy said in an exclusive announcement with French film trade Le FilmFrançais. Details of the storyline are under wraps while Farhadi finalises the script. Mallet-Guy revealed, however, that the film will be an emotional social thriller in the vein of A Separation, with multiple twists aimed at keeping the audience in suspense from the first frame to the last. (ScreenDaily).
Tahar Rahim is confirmed as co-star and an Iranian actor, whose deal is still being finalized, will also join the cast (Variety).
It will be filmed next fall in Paris and the suburbs. The release is planned for Spring 2013 (Le Figaro).
Farhadi didn’t provide any more details. He said that “when asked about a film that has already been made I haven’t much to say. But I now realize it’s even harder to talk about a film that hasn’t even been made yet.” (Yahoo).
“Marion Cotillard accepted the part in my next film at our first meeting. My script will be finalized the day before shooting starts. Afterwards not a line will be changed” (EcranNoir 1, 2).
“She is one of the few actresses who can express complex emotions” (Focus.de).
Also on Thursday Marion Cotillard attended the Chopard Trophy evening. Earlier in the evening Shailene Woodley and Ezra Miller had been handed awards for Best Young Actor and Actress of the Year during the Trophée Ceremony. Marion Cotillard changed into a Basil Soda Fall 2012 dress and was of course wearing Chopard jewels. She was also spotted at Le Club by Albane the same day.
005 Events in 2012 > 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival – Chopard Trophy Evening
002 Events in 2012 > 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival – Le Club by Albane
After the screening of the movie the ‘De rouille et d’os‘ cast & crew headed to the Dior & ELLE Magazine party held this year in the movie’s honor. Marion Cotillard met up with Berenice Bejo, Michel Hazanavicius, Alec Baldwin and what looks like the friend of Edith Piaf, Ginou Richer, and showed people pictures on her phone – probably of her son Marcel who’s just turned 1 this weekend.
037 Events in 2012 > 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival – Dior & Elle Magazine Party
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001 Other Public Appearances > Dior & Elle Party
I finally also added the pictures and sreencaptures from the official world premiere for ‘De rouille et d’os‘ (Rust & Bone) which took place later in the day last Thursday during the Cannes Film Festival. Marion Cotillard looked flawless in a Dior haute couture ballgown consisting of a bustier top in black wool crepe and a navy tulle skirt. She had her hair swept back in a massive bun decorated with Chopard jewellery. She also wore a white gold Chopard diamond watch and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
234 Events in 2012 > ‘De rouille et d’os’ Premiere – 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival
199 Award Shows & Premieres etc > ‘De rouille et d’os’ Premiere – Cannes Film Festival – 2012
002 Other Public Appearances > Cannes Film Festival