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
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!
Sony Pictures Classics have revealed that they will release on Blu-ray Woody Allen’s love letter to the French capital Midnight in Paris (2011), starring Owen Wilson (The Darjeeling Limited), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), and Kurt Fuller (The Pursuit of Happyness). Earlier this year, the film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the Fall have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.
• Midnight in Cannes featurette
• Photo gallery
Midnight in Paris – which was financed by Mediapro, the Spanish company that also funded Woody Allen’s last two films, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger – is set to arrive on December 20th. Amazon pre-orders are now available.
Warner Bros. has announced director Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion starring Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo), Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet will brings its infection to Blu-ray and DVD on January 3.
Contagion is the story of a deadly virus that spreads as quickly as a blogger who writes about a government cover-up to further send the public into chaos. It opened theatrically on September 9, 2011, and earned over $135 million in worldwide box office business.
The Blu-ray edition of Contagion will include the DVD and a trio of bonus features: False Comfort Zone: The Reality of Contagion (Blu-ray exclusive), The Contagion Detectives (Blu-ray exclusive), and Contagion: How a Virus Changes the World. An UltraViolet copy will also be included.
The SRP for Contagion on Blu-ray is $35.99.
Source: The HD Room
Marion Cotillard could be set for a medieval adventure in Arthur And Lancelot.
The Oscar-winning French starlet is said to have been offered the role of Morgana, the sorceress half-sister to Arthur, in David Dobkin’s upcoming adaptation, Vulture reports.
The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman has already been cast as Lancelot, while Luke Evans, Toby Kebbell, Game Of Thrones actor Kit Harington and his on-screen half-brother Richard Madden are rumoured to be in the running to portray King Arthur.
Filming is scheduled to begin next year.
Following her recent turns in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris and Contagion, Marion is reuniting with Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises alongside Christian Bale, Sir Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway.
Source: The Press Association
SAG Preview 2011: Actors on Actors
“Michelle Williams’ portrayal of Marilyn is not an impersonation, she eloquently depicts the all-encompassing layers of the woman who has captivated the world even 50 years after her death. Michelle embodies this challenge with a mysterious attraction all her own and yet still so Marilyn in complexity and depth. Rather than further push Marilyn’s sexual aura, Michelle captures the very essence of the life we missed — the life we can’t see in pictures. Michelle’s representation of Marilyn’s vulnerability, allure, humor and often childish demeanor reveals the inner struggles and the reality of the icon’s multi-layers as Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jean. I admire Michelle’s ability to give life to each aspect of this faceted character, while embracing the confidence and whimsy of an actress who left such an indelible impression in cinema.”
• Source: Variety
The new campaign of ‘Miss Dior’ has hit and this time it is Hollywood as the location.
L.A. WOMAN: Marion Cotillard continues to rack up the air miles in her role as a Christian Dior spokesmodel. The Oscar-winning actress — who has already been pictured in Paris, New York, Shanghai and London for the French brand — traveled to Los Angeles recently to pose for photographer Steven Klein at a groovy house by architect John Lautner. She is seen clutching a Lady Dior bag in multicolored crocodile, with a swimming pool and the Hollywood hills in the background. Giovanna Battaglia styled the ad, with Julien d’Ys on hair and Christophe Danchaud doing makeup. The campaign is slated to break in the International Herald Tribune on Nov. 14 and the Financial Times on Nov. 19. French weeklies and December monthlies are to follow.
Source: Women’s Wear Daily