Marion Cotillard has signed on to a new project: ‘L’ Ennemi public n° 1‘. Synopsis: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France’s public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats — from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks — Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Also attached are Vincent Cassel as Mesrine and Eva Green. Marion Cotillard and Eva Green will be playing two women who were both Mesrine’s lover and partner in crime at different stages of his life. Jean-Francois Richet is directing. Shooting is to begin in May 2007 for 30 (!) weeks in Canada and France.
Upon doing research on this exciting new project I stumbled upon another interesting news: Marion Cotillard is lending her voice to Gloria, an animated penguin, in the French version of ‘Happy Feet‘. In the original version Gloria has been voiced by US-actress Brittany Murphy.
Marion Cotillard told the French newspaper Le Parisien that she’s going to take a break from filming back-to-back. English Translation above.
Marion’s new movie ‘A Good Year’ is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. It runs from 7th till 16th September.
‘A Good Year’ is one of the Gala presentations. Screeening times:
Saturday, September 09 6:30 PM ROY THOMSON HALL
Sunday, September 10 9:30 AM RYERSON
Visit the film’s page at the Festival homepage. According to that film description it seems that contrary to previews reports Marion Cotillard is not playing an American claiming the same land as Russel Crowe’s character (she would be played by Abbie Cornish) but rather the town siren – and I assume a French woman. I have not been able to find out whether Marion Cotillard will be attending the festival.
The trailer for ‘A Good Year’ is here! Go to The Moviebox to watch it. Marion looks great and I think this may be a good romantic film. I’ll get captures soon.
Plot: Based on the novel by Peter Mayle, Crowe stars as English businessman Max Skinner. After inheriting a remote vineyard from his late uncle, Max re-locates in an effort to sell the land. However, while there, he meets a beautiful American woman (Marion Cotillard) who also claims to own the property.
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According to CinemaPassion.Com Marion Cotillard will star in Guillaume Nicloux’s next film ‘La Clé‘. It will be the final piece of a trilogy that include ‘A Private Affair‘ (Une affaire privée), which also starred Marion Cotillard, and ‘Hanging Offense‘ (Cette femme-là). Emma de Caunes, Guillaume Canet, Thierry Lhermitte, Josiane Balasko and Jean Rochefort are also part of the cast. The story follows a young man who starts a search for his father who disappeared. On his quest he encounters numerous characters.
Also in the news: Marion Cotillard isn’t part of the cast for ‘Taxi 4‘, which started shooting last month.