Many thanks to Lindsey for sending in the first still from ‘Midnight in Paris‘ featuring Marion Cotillard. The movie will open the Cannes Film Festival next month.
ComingSoon.net just reported Warner Bros. Pictures’ announcement from earlier today that Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have – after much speculation – officially joined the cast of ‘The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend helmed by Christopher Nolan. This will be quite the ‘Inception‘ re-union since both Marion and Joseph as well as already confirmed cast members Michael Caine and Tom Hardy were directed by Christopher Nolan in that movie.
Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.
Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.
The Hollywood Reporter has this quote from Christopher Nolan:
When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.
Le Journal du Dimanche asked Woody Allen yesterday about who of the ladies from ‘Midnight in Paris‘ are to be expected at the Cannes Film Festival. Rachel McAdams is coming but it he doesn’t know about Carla Bruni. He hopes so but all depends on her schedule and he’ll only know a few days before the festival. But what about Marion Cotillard?
“Marion is expecting a happy event which is very imminent – it’s a matter of weeks, days maybe… So I don’t know. I’d love her to be there because in Cannes people have always extended an exceptional welcome to my work. “
• Source: leJDD.fr
Last Saturday, French TV station M6 aired an Accès privé special about Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet and how they manage to keep their relationship under the radar – even now, one month ahead of their first child’s birth. Since there isn’t anything new to reveal the special mainly consisted of footage taken during the promotion of ‘Jeux d’enfants‘ (Love Me If You Dare, 2003) when they were just friends and then during the promotion of the movies ‘Le dernier vol‘ (2009) and Les petits mouchoirs‘ (Little White Lies, 2010). Additional footage originated from France 2‘s 2009 Envoyé Spécial about Guillaume Canet, public appearances together at the Cannes Film Festival as well as from an out-of-context film set for ‘Les jolies choses‘.
If anybody knows any more about the non-TV interviews of Marion Cotillard promoting ‘Jeux d’enfants‘ please let me know. These are totally new to me and I would love to watch them in their entirety.
Another brilliant interview was published in the UK today. This time in The Independent. While none of the topics mentioned are actually new the answers about her work in both French and American movies, her recent career developments as well as about dealing with the media do contain additional insight so be sure to read.
• Marion Cotillard: ‘I’m really normal! Well, not that normal. I’m an actress’, The Independent, April 3
I just wanna do movies. I don’t have a plan. I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to work with some directors and some actors I wouldn’t have dared to think I would work with one day. And now I know that everything is possible. So, it’s very exciting. But I don’t have in my mind whether I do an American movie or a French movie. It’s just [that] the stories come and… if I recognised myself in the story, I wanna be part of it. That’s how it happens.
Talking of stories coming her way, Baz Bamigboye reports in The Daily Mail that Marion Cotillard is on on a wish list of actresses to play Fantine in the movie adaptation of the musical ‘Les Misérables‘ which in turn in based on Victor Hugo’s book. Tom Hooper – fresh off Oscar-winning The King’s Speech‘ – is in negotiations to sign as director. Once the crucial part of lead character Valjean’s been cast filming could start next year, apparently.