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Status 'Low Life', 'Rust & Bone' & 'Blood Ties'

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.

2012 Chaumet’s Cocktail Party and Dinner for Cesar’s Revelations

On January 16, Marion attended the 2012 Chaumet’s Cocktail Party and Dinner for Cesar’s Revelations in Paris.

Source: Gettyimages

‘Rust and Bone’ to be released in France

Rust and Bone‘ aka ‘Un gout de rouille et d’os‘ will be released in France on 24 October 2012. There are strong rumours the film will premiere at Cannes Film Festival, which is no surprise given the reception of Un Prophete, Audiard’s last film.

The Playlist also confirms the already posted news that Alexandre Desplat will be doing the score for the film.

Sources: IMDB and The Playlist

 

‘Little White Lies’ to be released in U.S.

It took a while, but ‘Little White Lies‘ will finally be released in U.S in the First Quarter of 2012. MPI Media Group  (hoping to ride the wave of Jean Dujardin’s performance in ‘The Artist‘) acquired the rights to the film with a VOD/DVD roll-out to follow.

 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter and MPI Media Group

‘Midnight in Paris’ Award Nominations

Awards season is in full swing and Marion has two potential films in contention this year ‘Midnight in Paris‘ and ‘Contagion‘. ‘Midnight in Paris‘ has a strong chance to pick up some nominations come Oscar time. So far the film has picked up some Critics nominations and is nominated for the following awards.

 

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