Filming for ‘Low Life‘ (Untitled James Gray Project) wrapped earlier this month and a wrap party was held at The Electric Room on March 18. NY Post Page Six reports:
Marion Cotillard handed out gifts to fellow cast and crew at a wrap party Sunday night for the untitled, 1920s James Gray-directed project she filmed with Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. Cotillard, who came with partner Guillaume Canet, fashioned giant clothespins for each cast and crew member with his or her name and unique decorations, and passed them out all night during the party at Nur Khan’s Electric Room in the Dream Downtown.
The movie is currently in post-production for 15 weeks and director James Gray hopes to have it ready for the Toronto International Film Festival when he spoke to The Playlist:
I think it’s going to be my best work. What I shot was not just my best work, but the actors doing their best and I’m very excited about it for that reason. I’m extremely excited, like I said it’s the best thing I’ve done.
The French theatrical release date for ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os ‘ (Rust & Bone) has been pushed forward from October to May 17, 2012 – the day after the Cannes Film Festival opens. This is most likely confirmation of the rumours that the movie will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Earlier this month new casting for Guillaume Canet’s upcoming movie ‘Blood Ties‘ was announced via The Hollywood Reporter. Mark Wahlberg is no longer attached to the project but Clive Owen came on board the adaptation of the French novel Les liens du sang. Additionally to Zoe Saldana and Marion Cotillard her ‘Big Fish‘ co-star Billy Crudup and fellow Dior muse Mila Kunis were cast. And Marion’s ‘Rust & Bone‘ co-star Matthias Schoenaerts has an offer for a role while ‘Low Life‘ director James Gray helped Guillaume Canet write the screenplay.
The story centers on a younger brother (Crudup) who has to ask his convict older brother (Owen) to go back into the underworld to help out the family. Kunis and Cotillard play love interests. If the finanacing comes together, the movie will head for an April start in New York.
While the release of the US ‘Midnight in Paris‘ Blu-ray is still more than a week away the French one has been available since October. Finally, I added some gorgeous Blu-ray screencaptures to the gallery. Enjoy!
500 Midnight in Paris (2011) > Blu-ray Screencaptures
A while ago, on October 23, Marion Cotillard attended a premiere screening and photocall in Paris for ‘Contagion‘. Here are some pictures:
040 Events in 2011 > ‘Contagion’ Premiere – Paris
Over the last few weeks as well as today I added some scans and interview transcripts with Marion Cotillard from recent 2011 publications. I also added proper scans of the feature in last May’s L’Express Styles – many thanks melfan from Jemima West Fan for sending me the magazine! Here’s an overview:
• Beautiful Muse, Delta Sky Magazine, June
• La fille en Rose, Eurostar Metropolitan Magazine, June
• Shooting ‘Contagion’ while pregnant ‘affected me’, USA Today, September 9
• Portrait : Marion Cotillard, the directors’ muse, French Cinema London, October 6
• L.A. Confidentiel, Madame Figaro, November 5
007 L’Express Styles (France) – May 11
005 Delta Sky (US) – June
008 Eurostar Metropolitan (UK/France) – June
007 Madame Figaro (France) – November 5
Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.
Dior have also uploaded the actual Making Of both the print campaign by Steven Klein and the short film by John Cameron Mitchell. We learn that it is the first comedy in the series of Dior short films and that it is inspired by this 1973 short film by Richard Avedon and starring Lauren Hutton. I can’t wait to see the full L.A.dy Dior short film on December 13!
Video: 001 Lady Dior > L.A.dy Dior – Making Of
Gallery: 089 Lady Dior: Los Angeles > L.A.dy Dior – Making Of