Marion Cotillard is gracing the cover of the winter issue of NY Times’ T: Fashion & Beauty magazine. It was published today, Sunday, October 21. Many thanks to Riikka and RoadToOscar for the heads up. See a preview and read the article here. Full-sized scans coming up next week! I can’t wait since this is an abolutely amazing photoshoot!
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Want to meet Marion Cotillard? If you live in LA you might just be as lucky. Back Stage and The Hollywood Reporter are helding a La Vie en Rose screening on October 21, 8 p.m., at Harmony Gold Theatre, 7655 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. The event will include a screening, followed by a Q&A with Cotillard. Sarah Kuhn, Back Stage West’s film and TV writer, will moderate. Find out more.
Unfortunately, the US release for Pretty Things (Les Jolies Choses) has been further delayed. The DVD is now scheduled to hit the stores November 6. This means US Marion fans know what to spend their money on next month. La Vie en Rose and Innocence will both be released on Region 1 DVD November 13.
As for site updates, please be sure to pay our new family site a visit: Introducing Melanie Laurent. It is an amazing resource for the very talented French actress and Marion costar (Dikkenek).
More awards for Marion Cotillard! The votes for the 2007 NRJ Cine Awards were in and Marion won ‘Frenchie of the year’ and ‘Best Look’ for her turn as Edith Piaf in La Môme – and the film itself won ‘Top Box Office’.
If anyone caught it on TV last night, do you have clips of Marion’s appearance? It will be re-aired this weekend on France’s NRJ12 Saturday at midnight and next week on Wednesday at 0.50 am. Can anybody who gets that channel be on the lookout for Marion and make clips for this site? That’d be amazing!
Here the pictures I’ve been able to find so far:
Marion Cotillard will receive the breakthrough performance award for her work as chanteuse Edith Piaf in “La Vie en rose” at the 19th Palm Springs Film Festival. Thesp will be presented with the nod at in a gala ceremony at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Jan. 5.
“Marion Cotillard delivers a tour de force performance as legendary singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, which is sure to be recognized throughout this year’s awards season,” Festival chairman Earl Greenburg said in a statement. “This is truly one of the year’s breakthrough performances, and we’re delighted to recognize her for this outstanding role.”
Also the always helpful and lovely Mariana has made marion-cotillard.org her Spotlight at her Sarah Polley website. Many THANKS! Be sure to head over and visit this great source on the Canadian actress/director.
Playbill.com reports that ‘Nine’ director Rob Marshall confirmed the casting of Javier Bardem as Guido, Marion Cotillard as his wife Louisa, Penelope Cruz as mistress Carla, Catherine Zeta-Jones as muse Claudia and Sophia Loren as his mother.
Little bit of trivia: Back in June Marion was assumedly already making a reference to her new role in an interview with Coming Soon when she said:
And how will she follow up this landmark role and performance? “Nothing that I can talk about right now, but it’s going to be a stage musical, sort of rock opera.”
You can now pre-order La Vie en Rose on DVD Region 1 (released Nov 13). In the UK it will come to DVD on November 26.
Also ‘Ma vie en l’air’ is coming to German DVD on October 11 as Love is in the air. It will have French & German audio and as Special Features the Making of (subtitled), 2 Trailers and cast info. Pre-Order here.
When will La Vie en Rose be released on Region 1 DVD? This question has been on the mind of many fan. The suspense is over! While Videoeta still lists a general November release Marion Cotillard’s Road to Oscar has been able to find out more: November 13! And apparently it will be an extended version, too! Which probably means the deleted scenes that can be found on the French DVD will be included in the main film.
As the previously mentioned blog also points out, this is a perfect timing to remind critics and Academy members of Marion’s outstanding performance – thus making an Oscar nomination more possible! Reminding certainly is in need, the film was released in July, which isn’t exactly Awards season.
Marion Cotillard is nominated for 2 NRJ Ciné Awards for her performance in ‘La Vie en Rose’ – the awards seem to be something like a French version of MTV or Teen Choice Awards. So, go and vote for her! Just click the boxes ‘Vote!’ (The film itself is nominated as well)
Variety, Playbill and other websites are reporting on what could turn out to be Marion Cotillard’s follow-up project on La Vie en Rose: a film version of ‘Nine’, based on the Tony Award-winning musical.
The Weinstein Co. is in talks with Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Javier Bardem to star in the musical. Marshall, who wanted to set his cast early to custom-fit the roles to the strengths of each performer, is also courting Sophia Loren and his “Chicago” star Catherine Zeta-Jones. Marshall will produce and choreograph with John DeLuca, his partner in Lucamar Prods.
Bardem just got the offer to play director Guido Contini, who experiences a creative and personal crisis as he tries to balance all the women in his life. That includes his wife, mistress, his film-star muse, agent and even his mother. Raul Julia originated the role onstage, and Antonio Banderas played it in the revival. The musical was inspired by the Fellini film “8 ½.” Cruz is in talks to play Carla, Contini’s mistress, while Cotillard is to play his wife, Louisa. Although they have not yet committed, Zeta-Jones is being courted to play the director’s muse, and Loren his mother, who appears as a ghost.
Michael Tolkin is adapting the script, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist of the original production. Mario Fratti adapted the original Broadway production; Arthur Kopit wrote the book. TWC acquired rights from Kopit and Yeston, who will be exec producers.
The combination of the sexy subject matter, and the fact Marshall is making his first musical since directing “Chicago” for Harvey Weinstein at Miramax, has made the four female roles enticing to many actresses with vocal and dancing ability.
Apparently they aim at a shooting start next March and a theatrical release for December 08. Rob Marshall told Playbill.com more about the casting process:
We’ve seen probably every feature-film actress in Hollywood for the women. We’re casting in New York, in Los Angeles, in London, in Paris and in Rome, so it’s been a huge undertaking — and we’re still doing it. Sometimes, there are real surprises. It’s just like casting ‘Chicago’ because we don’t know what film actors can sing. Sometimes there will be a surprise, and sometimes they’ll be a disappointment for someone you really love as an actor and they just can’t sing it.
This certainly sounds like an exciting project and I hope it turns out to be true that Marion will be part of it!