Cannes: Bradley Cooper Commits To ‘Chef’ As Cease And Desist Goes To Jon Favreau’s Rival Chef Pic
Bradley Cooper has now formally confirmed to star in the John Wells-directed Chef, making this one of the early projects stirring action from foreign buyers who can now visualize the Silver Linings Playbook star back in meltdown mode in this Shampoo-like drama. He plays a Paris chef named Adam Jones, who destroys his wunderkind status in a blaze of decadence and out of control behavior. He cleans up and returns to Paris sober, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars. This has been in the works a bit, and recently Cooper saw Wells’ upcoming TWC Oscar-bait movie August: Osage County and then TWC set Wells to direct Chef. They are now looking to round out that cast, and I’m hearing Michelle Williams and Marion Cotillard as potential female leads, and Omar Sy for co-starring role. The film’s produced by Stacey Sher, Erwin Stoff and Michael Shamberg.
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When the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was unveiled a while ago, Marion Cotillard’s two upcoming movies were both on it!
‘The Immigrant‘ by James Gray – formerly ‘Lowlife‘ or ‘Nightingale‘ – is part of the Official Selection and ‘Blood Ties‘ by Guillaume Canet (and co-written by James Gray) will be shown Out of Competition.
I added new HQ stills for both movies (‘The Immigrant‘ stills are replacing existing low quality stills).
There’s a new Spring/Summer 2013 Lady Dior Print Ad campaign starring Marion Cotillard ready to be featured in magazines all over the world. Shot again by photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino it doesn’t so much focus on a specific location as it’s in addition to showcasing the legendary Lady Dior handbag also featuring looks from the pre-fall Raf Simons collection.
The new spots are slated to break in Numéro magazine in France on Monday and in the May issue of Vanity Fair in the U.S., due out on April 9. It will also be showcased, along with making-of images, on diormag.com.
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Screendaily posted on Monday that the upcoming movie by the Dardenne brothers starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione is titled ‘Deux jours, une nuit‘ or ‘Two Days, One Night‘ in English. And here’s the plot synopsis:
Cotillard will play Sandra, who “helped by her husband, has only a weekend to track down her colleagues and convince them to renounce their bonuses so she can keep her job”.
This was unofficial before, then mentioned briefly at Toronto, but now it seems it is confirmed. Marion will be in the Dardenne brothers next film.
Following their excellent drama The Kid with the Bike brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne are developing their follow-up and we’ve got exclusive details on the project. We recently sat down with Luc Dardenne to discuss the evolution of filmmaking using digital technology, the art of character development, the Oscars and their upcoming, currently untitled film.
The Palm d’Or-winning Belgian filmmaker exclusively revealed that Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard had just signed on to play the lead in project. While no details were given about her character, Dardenne expressed a great deal of enthusiasm for the finished script and for their first-time directing Cotillard. The native francophone went on to say, “We are looking forward to collaborating with Marion. We are all big fans of each others work.”
Luc penned the original script alongside his brother and we’re told that the origins of the script stems from a project which the brothers began many years ago, but only last summer came full circle. Other details of the storyline and characters are being kept tightly under wraps. However, given the history of the roles created by the Dardenne brothers, Cotillard is in good hands. While more of the ensemble will be announced soon, we’ve also got word that Belgian actor Fabrizio Rongione (Rosetta, The Kid With the Bike) will co-star with Cotillard in a supporting role.
The film is produced by Les Films du Fleuve and is set to begin shooting early this summer in the Wallonie region of Belgium. We’ll have more details about the untitled production in our conversation with the filmmaker later this week, but in the meantime one can see Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust & Bone, which was co-produced by the Dardenne brothers’ production company.
Credit: Film Stage
Marion is in talks to join the new adaptation of ‘Diary of a Chambermaid’. The following information is courtesy of Variety.
“Rust and Bone” star Marion Cotillard is in negotiations to topline Benoit Jacquot’s “Diary of a Chambermaid” (Le Journal d’une femme de chambre), based on Octave Mirbeau’s classic novel.
“Chambermaid” has been brought twice to the bigscreen: in 1946, Jean Renoir helmed Paulette Goddard in a Hollywood-set English-language makeover; and in 1964, Luis Bunuel directed Jeanne Moreau in a French-Italian adaptation.
Cotillard would star as Celestine, a young and ambitious woman who works as a chambermaid for wealthy families from 1890 to 1900. Through Celestine’s eyes, the film will shed light on the condition of house servants and perversions within France’s upper-class society at the turn of the 20th century.
Novel was published in 1900 amid the infamous Alfred Dreyfus’ political scandal. It was perceived as subversive because it gave a voice to a servant and denounced domestic service as a form of slavery.
As first reported in Variety (Daily Variety, Feb. 11), The Euros6.5 million ($8.7 million) project is penned by Helene Zimmer and Jacquot; and produced by Jean-Pierre Guerin’s new JPG Prods. and Kristina Larsen at Les Films du Lendemain. The pair last teamed on “Farewell My Queen,” which has been nommed for 10 Cesar awards.
Elle Driver is repping “Chambermaid” in international markets.
Guerin told Variety that Cotillard has met with Jacquot and is looking forward to reading the script and working with the French director.
As with “La Vie en Rose” and “Rust and Bone,” “Chambermaid” is likely to be an intense performance-driven film in which Cotillard will play a central part, appearing in virtually every shots. “Chambermaid” could also be another high-profile award-winning vehicle.
Project will bring back some of the “Farewell My Queen” crew including costumers Christian Gasc and Valerie Ranchoux, and set designer Katia Wyszkop.
Lensing is expected to kick off in March 2014.
Cotillard will next be seen in James Gray’s “Lowlife,” which is released by The Weinstein Co.; and Guillaume Canet’s English-language debut “Blood Ties.” CAA handles U.S. distribution rights.
Cotillard is repped by Adequat in Paris and CAA in Los Angeles.
Marion is included as one of W Magazine’s 33 Best Performances of 2013! I think this may be featured in their February issue, so we’ll be on the lookout for scans. The introductory article and caption about Marion can be read below, with the all-new photoshoot image in the Gallery. You can see the full Best Performances portfolio at WMagazine.com
Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone
“I have a crush on Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas. He was my type of guy, especially when I was a kid. I was totally in love with him. I wanted to go anywhere with Harry Dean Stanton: Texas, Paris, whatever, wherever.”
Best Performances 2013
This year’s 33 brightest stars, up close and unscripted.
By Lynn Hirschberg
In 2012, sex all but disappeared from the movies. Perhaps because it was an election year, perhaps because America has been absorbed by a longing for heroes, the films this year were largely devoid of physical passion. Even James Bond, notorious for his tantalizing, exotic affairs, was nearly chaste in Skyfall. The Bond girl in the latest chapter was his boss and maternal figure, M, who stands for England in all its historic glory. Similarly, the runaway hit of the holiday season was Lincoln, in which Daniel Day-Lewis brilliantly gives voice and humanity to the greatness of what government can do: pass a law that ends a war and frees the oppressed. And while the creation of the Amendment that abolished slavery in America represents a kind of sexy happy-ending history lesson, the couplings in the film are mostly legislative. Zero Dark Thirty is another, more contemporary, slice of American-history-in-action, and though the war still rages, it also ends with a victory—the death of Osama bin Laden. The movie follows a CIA analyst named Maya, portrayed with intensity and steel by Jessica Chastain, who believes she has found the arch-terrorist’s lair and will not rest until he is killed. Although Maya works with a team of men and some women, she seems to exist as an island. It’s entirely possible that her goals could be pursued even with human interaction, but that might compromise her hero status in the viewer’s eyes.
Exciting news! The Hasty Pudding Theatricals named Marion Cotillard Woman of the Year.
The Woman of the Year festivities will begin at 2:45 p.m. on January 31st, when Cotillard will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Renée Rober ‘13, and the vice president of the cast, Ben Moss ‘13, will host a celebratory roast for the actress.
At 4 p.m., Cotillard will be presented with her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1889. A press conference will follow the presentation. Afterward, Hasty Pudding cast members will perform several musical numbers from the group’s 165th production “There’s Something About Maui.”
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The Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, and, most recently, Claire Danes.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, formed in 1795 and known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque crossdressing musicals and for its status as the oldest collegiate theatrical organization in the United States. They present original student-written and student-composed musicals with near-professional production values.
On Friday 18 January, Marion will be taking part in ‘Le Débarquement’, which will air live on Canal+ at 8:50pm.
A bit about ‘Le Débarquement’:
The idea came about when Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche and Guillaume Canet wanted to do something in the style of Saturday Night Live and Funny or Die in France.
It is above all an adventure of friends, the desire to play, laugh together, and invite everyone to participate.
The Landing is a series of skits, with a freedom of tone.
A bit like some American shows, it was also an opportunity to “mix” actors and actresses “recognized” with lesser known actors but the talented blast
From the outset, the deal was clear to all: leave the ego at home, we accept self-mockery and is not calculated. It goes back into the ridiculous or absurd if necessary. It explodes.
In an interview with Dujardin, Lellouche and Canet, Marion’s name was mentioned as one of the guests.
Can you give us some guests that will accompany you?
Laurent Lafitte, Nicolas Bedos, Géraldine Nakache, Alexandra Lamy, Melanie Doutey, Marion Cotillard, Alex Lutz and others but we will not tell you everything now …
At this stage it is an one-off event, but they are hoping if it is a ratings success, it may come back for future installments.
Source: Canal +