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This just came via Variety:
Director Michael Mann has set Marion Cotillard to join Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in “Public Enemies.”
The Depression-era crime drama gets under way in Chicago on March 10 for Universal Pictures.
Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff and Jason Clarke are also joining the cast.
The Oscar-nominated “La Vie en rose” star Cotillard will play Billie Frechette, the lover of the country’s most notorious gangster, John Dillinger (Depp).
Tatum will play outlaw Pretty Boy Floyd, Ribisi will play Alvin Karpis, Dorff is near a deal to play Homer Van Meter, and Clarke will play John “Red” Hamilton. That quartet repped a Dillinger gang that knocked off banks all over the Midwest during the Depression.
Bale plays Melvin Purvis, who was tapped by FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover to lead a manhunt that established the FBI as the country’s first federal police force after the G-Men killed Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater in 1934.
The shooting script was written by Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman and Mann. Mann will produce with Kevin Misher. Jane Rosenthal is exec producer.
In addition, Reuters, who says Marion is in negotiations to star in Public Enemies, describes her character Billie as “Dillinger’s torch singer girlfriend”.
Marion Cotillard received her 4th César nomination today! This time in the Best Actress category. Warmest congratulations!
Also nominated for Best Actress are Cecile de France (Secret), Isabelle Carre (Anna M.), Marina Fois (Darling) and Catherine Frot (Odette Toulemonde”. La Vie en Rose garnered a total of 11 nominations! Read the Hollywood Reporter article.
Marion was previously nominated in the Most Promising Actress category for her performances in Taxi and Les Jolies Choses (Pretty Things) and won a César for her supporting role in Un long dimanche fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) in 2004.
Marion Cotillard received an Oscar nomination! Warmest congratulations! Her fellow nominees in the category Actress in a Leading Role are Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Laura Linney and Ellen Page.
Marion Cotillard, up for Best Actress as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, told PEOPLE of her nomination: “I couldn’t believe this, to be amongst these incredible beautiful stunning actresses I admire so much.” Singling out one in particular, she added, “I just discovered Ellen Page. I saw Juno a few weeks ago. I think she’s amazing, so to be with those actresses is something really unbelievable and special.”
“It’s as if I had swallowed some fireworks or something like this. My friends and my family in Paris, they are so happy.” — Marion Cotillard, on her best actress nomination for “La Vie en Rose.”
In addition, La Vie en Rose garnered nominations in the Costume Design and Makeup categories. See the full list of nominees here.
Marion Cotillard garnered a BAFTA nomination! Congratulations! Other nominees for Best Actress include the “usual suspects” Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Julie Christie (Away From Her), Keira Knightley (Atonement) and Ellen Page (Juno).
The nominations were announced earlier this morning by actresses Naomie Harris and Kelly Reilly (watch video) at BAFTA Headquarters. The Orange British Academy Film Awards will be held on Sunday 10 February at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. The event promises to be bigger and better than ever and the ceremony will be broadcast around the world and on the BBC in the UK.
In addition La Vie en Rose garnered nomination in 6 other categories: Film not in the English Language, Music, Production Design, Costume Design, Sound and Make up & Hair. Congratulations!
According to Variety there is hope that ‘Nine’ can go ahead despite the ongoing writers’ strike:
The Weinstein Co. has followed United Artists by inking a nearly identical interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America.Along with new scripts coming in, certain key projects in the pipeline will get some wind in their sails, such as “Nine,” the Rob Marshall musical adaptation that Michael Tolkin originally scripted.
Anthony Minghella, whose Mirage Entertainment recently reupped at TWC, plans to work on rewrites of “Nine.” Cast members attached include Javier Bardem, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Sophia Loren.
Apparently, this interim deal will allow the company to hire writers for script revisions and allow guild scribes to resume pitching new projects.
Then, I came across a rumour on New York Daily News:
Looks like Nicole Kidman will have to drop out of “The Reader” now that she’s pregnant. We hear that Kate Winslet is heading up the list of possible replacements to play a former Auschwitz guard in the Stephen Daldry film. Also being considered to join Ralph Fiennes and Bruno Ganz are Naomi Watts and Marion Cotillard.
While I have not found Marion’s name pop up in relation to this project anywhere else it is certainly a rumour I personally would like to be true. ‘The Reader‘ is another Weinstein Co. project with shooting to take place in Germany tentatively set to begin in late February or March. Synopsis: In postwar Germany, a young man’s decades-long obsession with an older woman runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth.
Last week SAG released the following statement:
After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters.
Subsequently, The Hollywood Foreign Press decided on Monday to cancel the traditional awards ceremony.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced that the recipients of Golden Globe Awards in 25 categories will be revealed during an hour-long HFPA press conference at The Beverly Hilton to be covered live by NBC News beginning at 6:00 pm PST on January 13. “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” NBC telecast and champagne dinner in The Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom is officially cancelled.
It looks like NBC is airing this press conference and filling the other 2 hours with interviews with the nominees. So, it’s still good to watch and keep our eyes open for Marion Cotillard.
This alteration in plans affects many people – working e.g. in styling, fashion, hotel, catering. Here some Marion Cotillard-related comments:
For newcomers like the cast of AMC’s “Mad Men,” “Hairspray’s” Nikki Blonsky and “La Vie en Rose” star Marion Cotillard, the canceled ceremony casts a dramatic pall over their career highs. “This is her time,” said Berney of Cotillard. “It is really tough. Even if she wins, it’s not the same.”
from The Envelope
“I think it still matters who wins a Golden Globe,” says Entertainment Weekly‘s awards analyst Dave Karger. “But for someone like (La Vie en Rose star) Marion Cotillard, who could very well win for best actress, she could use the attention of people seeing her walk down the red carpet and make an acceptance speech,” Karger says. Her Oscar chances “will certainly be hurt by what will be a lower viewership.”
from USA Today
Marion Cotillard will be on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson today. It’s on CBS3 at 12:35-1:35 p.m. Can anybody please record this for me?
Also the 13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards aired yesterday on VH1. Did anybody catch it and could send in a video of Marion’s red carpet interview and her presentation during the show? Together with Emile Hirsch she presented the cast of Hairspray the Acting Ensemble Award. (I’ve started adding pictures here).
This Sunday was supposed to be a big day: The day of the Golden Globes’ ceremony. Back when Marion Cotillard’s nomination was announced she was very excited about attending the ceremony (read our update). With the writers’ strike still going on however, and the Golden Globes’ ceremony (produced by showbiz vet Dick Clark’s company) being a struck event it is very unlikely we will see her walking the red carpet:
No one, including such foreign-born nominees as Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose) and director Joe Wright (Atonement), said they would cross writers’ picket lines.
“If they find an arrangement, I will go, but I won’t cross any picket lines,” offered Cotillard, who is not a member of any union in France. (from USA Today)
French actress Marion Cotillard said she would not cross the picket line although she is not an actor’s guild member because she believes writers deserve a greater share of the proceeds from productions they work on.
“I think that everyone involved in a project should share the benefit of it,” said Cotillard, who received Palm Springs’ Breakthrough Performance Award and is a Globe nominee for her performance in “La Vie en Rose.” (from The Associated Press)