Marion to appear in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’?
There has been talk for almost a year now that Marion might be appearing in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (aka ‘Batman 3′). The rumour has again resurfaced this past weekend courtesy of Le Figaro.
Marion Cotillard in ‘Batman 3′?. The actress, who is expecting a child in the spring with Guillaume Canet, will be scarce this year. She’ll do a single film and her choice fell on ‘Batman 3′. This blockbuster produced by Warner Bros.. enables her to work with the director Christopher Nolan, with whom she had turned very successful sci-fi Inception. Marion Cotillard will join the filming this summer in Los Angeles. She will share the bill with Anne Hathaway.
Le Parisien has added fuel to the rumour in February 14 edition.
At the moment it still is an unconfirmed rumour and will remain one until official word comes from Warner Bros.
Le Figaro also excludes ‘Vivre, c’est mieux que mourir’ in its article, which is due to start filming in the fall. Pre-sales for ‘Vivre, c’est mieux que mourir’ have been launched at the European Film Market in Berlin this week.
Update: Her rep tells The Hollywood Reporter that Marion is in discussions to join the film (no additional information will be posted here until a confirmation is given).
Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Le Figaro, Slash Film, Le Parisien and Cineuropa
International Trailer for ‘Les Petits Mouchoirs’
The Guardian has just released on behalf of Lionsgate Films (UK) the new international trailer for ‘Little White Lies’ (‘Les Petits Mouchoirs’). The international trailer includes English subtitles so it will be predominantly shown in English-speaking areas, such as United Kingdom and Australia.
The film will have its Australian premiere in March via the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival and later distributed by Hopscotch Films, while Lionsgate will release the film in United Kingdom on April 15.
Source: The Guardian and The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival (Australia)
Léontine Cotillard has passed away
Marion’s grandmother Léontine Cotillard passed away on February 7 aged 102.
We offer our condolences to her family and friends.
Source: Le Telegramme
‘Midnight in Paris’ sold to more territories
‘Midnight in Paris’, the film which will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, has been sold to more territories.
Spanish sales outfit Imagina announced Tuesday that the territories include: Paradiso (Benelux), Concorde (Germany), Medusa (Italy), Lusomundo (Portugal), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Frenetic (Switzerland), Central Partnership (Russia), Prorom (Romania) and Kinoswiat (Poland).
Sun Distribution will release the film throughout Latin America, Shapira will market the film in Israel, Golden Scene will take it to Hong Kong and Catchplay will once again cover Taiwan.
As previously reported, Sony Picture Classics will be handling the distribution in US, while Mars Films will be releasing the film in France on the same day as premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
‘Mouchoirs’ wins at 18th Trophées du Film français
‘Les Petits Mouchoirs‘ was among the winners at the 18th Trophées du Film français, which were held in Paris on Thursday night.
The film won the Trophée du Film français (Le Film français) which recognises the highest-grossing French film of the year.
It was also runner-up in the categories Trophée des Trophées, highest grossing film in France, beaten by ’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1‘ and Trophée du prix du public TF1 (Audience Award), beaten by ‘L’arnacœur‘ (‘Heartbreaker’).
‘Inception‘ came in third in the category Trophée des Trophées.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter and Chino Kino.
‘Midnight in Paris’ to open Cannes Film Festival
Marion Cotillard’s upcoming movie, the Woody Allen-directed ‘Midnight in Paris‘ will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11 in the Lumière theatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro.
“Midnight in Paris is a wonderful love letter to Paris”, declared Festival director Thierry Frémaux. “It’s a film in which Woody Allen takes a deeper look at the issues raised in his last films: our relationship with history, art, pleasure and life. His 41st feature reveals once again his inspiration.”
Mars Films is distributing the movie in France and the great news is that they’re releasing it in 400 cinemas across France the very same day. The festival together with Canal+ and the national federation of French theaters plan to make the Opening Ceremony available as live feed to any theatre in France requesting it.
In the US the distribution will be handled by Sony Pictures Classic as reported earlier this month – but they have not yet set a release date. This is what they have to say about the movie:
“Midnight in Paris is Woody Allen at his most magical,” said SPC’s Michael Barker and Tom Bernard in a joint statement. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be back with Woody, Letty and their entire team, as well as our friends at Mediapro.”
Visit IFC.com to see the first official still from ‘Midnight in Paris‘ (it’s of Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams).
More about ‘Contagion’ filming in Geneva
Remember the filming for ‘Contagion‘ that took place on January 14 in Geneva? John was there and has more information on the scenes that were being filmed. Thank you for sharing this with us!
There were two scenes: (1) Marion walking from the bus stop into the building and (2) Marion entering the building, showing her ID and walking to the elevator bank. Both scenes were very short (15 – 20 seconds) and there was no dialogue.
Maya Lucchitta managed to take some lovely shots of Marion Cotillard on the set. Many thanks for your permission to put them in our gallery. Please visit her blog to read her full report about the filming.
005 Contagion (2011) > On Set credit: Maya Lucchitta – thank you!
Elle Indonesia & Various Scans
Many thanks Kelly, Nadine, Ann and Elmira for sending in the following scans of magazines featuring Marion Cotillard.
Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were donated exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.
003 TV Movie (Germany) – July 31 – August 13 , scanned by Ann
002 Elle (Ukraine) – August, scanned by Elmira
007 Psychologies (Spain) – August, scanned by Elmira
005 Elle (Indonesia) – November, scanned by Kelly
005 JB Hi-Fi (Australia) – December, scanned by Nadine
088 Various Clippings 2010, scanned by Elmira, Nadine and Alexis Fan
004 Various Clippings 2011, scanned by Elmira
‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir’ films next fall
In my last update about ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ – the upcoming collaboration between ‘Heartbreaker‘ director Pascal Chaumeil and its star Romain Duris with Marion Cotillard – filming was scheduled to take place this summer. Back in December Pascal Chaumeil told Premiere.fr:
I can tell you that it’s called ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ and that it will star Romain Duris and Marion Cotillard. This will be a little crazier and less romantic than Heartbreaker. Even if it’s still a romantic comedy. And we will most probably be filming it next fall.
Romain Duris confirms this in today’s interview with Le Parisien.