Cannes: Bradley Cooper Commits To ‘Chef’ As Cease And Desist Goes To Jon Favreau’s Rival Chef Pic
Bradley Cooper has now formally confirmed to star in the John Wells-directed Chef, making this one of the early projects stirring action from foreign buyers who can now visualize the Silver Linings Playbook star back in meltdown mode in this Shampoo-like drama. He plays a Paris chef named Adam Jones, who destroys his wunderkind status in a blaze of decadence and out of control behavior. He cleans up and returns to Paris sober, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars. This has been in the works a bit, and recently Cooper saw Wells’ upcoming TWC Oscar-bait movie August: Osage County and then TWC set Wells to direct Chef. They are now looking to round out that cast, and I’m hearing Michelle Williams and Marion Cotillard as potential female leads, and Omar Sy for co-starring role. The film’s produced by Stacey Sher, Erwin Stoff and Michael Shamberg.
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Over the past few weeks I updated the gallery with all the recent pictures of Marion Cotillard at various events. Notably, she visited Japan to promote ‘Rust & Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) at the end of March and around the movie’s theatrical release there in April many additional stills and promotional pictures were released. If you live in Japan and have additional pictures and/or videos, please don’t hesitate to send them in!
I know, the Cannes Film Festival is around the corner and I’m beyond excited for Marion Cotillard’s new movies but I will not – or only sparingly – be updating this site with new things. There’s never a good time to quit but I still feel the way I posted back in December 2011 and will thus focus on updating this site with all the missing pictures, scans and videos from the past before leaving the site as an open archive.
116 Events in 2013 > 38th César Awards, February 22, 2013
077 Events in 2013 > Paris Fashion Week – Christian Dior Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter, March 1, 2013
048 Events in 2013 > ‘Rust and Bone’ Premiere – Tokyo, March 26, 2013
050 Events in 2013 > Maud Fontenoy Foundation – Annual Gala, April 9, 2013
004 Events in 2013 > Grand Prix Hermes, April 14, 2013
004 Events in 2013 > Jumping de Chantilly, April 19-21, 2013
055 Events in 2013 > Costume Institute Gala “Punk: Chaos to Couture”, May 6, 2013
007 TV Shows > Sukkiri – 2013, aired April 9, 2013 on NTV (Japan)
002 Sessions from 2012 > ‘Rust and Bone’ Promo
037 Sessions from 2013 > ‘De Rouille et d’os’ Promotion in Japan – Session 001
011 Sessions from 2013 > ‘De Rouille et d’os’ Promotion in Japan – Session 002
030 Movies > De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Stills
004 Movies > De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Artwork
When the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was unveiled a while ago, Marion Cotillard’s two upcoming movies were both on it!
‘The Immigrant‘ by James Gray – formerly ‘Lowlife‘ or ‘Nightingale‘ – is part of the Official Selection and ‘Blood Ties‘ by Guillaume Canet (and co-written by James Gray) will be shown Out of Competition.
I added new HQ stills for both movies (‘The Immigrant‘ stills are replacing existing low quality stills).
‘Rust and Bone‘ has been available to buy on DVD & Blu-ray in the UK since February 25. These are the extras:
- Audio Commentary with Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain and Arnaud Calistri
- Making of Rust and Bone
- The Special Effects of Rust and Bone
- Deleted Scenes
There’s also a 2-disc exclusive edition, available for a limited time only at Sainsbury’s which includes these additional extras:
- Exclusive UK Interviews with Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain
- Exclusive BAFTA Q&A with Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Jacques Audiard
Also, as of next Tuesday, March 19, it will be available on DVD, Blu-ray as well as Movies On Demand in the US. Extras on the US DVD & Blu-ray include:
- Commentary with director Jacques Audiard and writer of the screenplay Thomas Bidegain
- Making of Rust and Bone
- Making Of’s Making of by Mikros
- On the Red Carpet: Toronto Film Festival
- Deleted scenes
I also added 3 additional gorgeous stills and the DVD & Blu-ray artwork to the gallery:
The nominations for this year’s MTV Movie Awards are out! Marion Cotillard scored a nomination as Best Villain for her role as Miranda Tate in ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘:
In celebration of bad character, the award for Best Villain goes to the provocateur with the most toxic intentions.
Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Marion Cotillard – The Dark Knight Rises
Marion Cotillard embodies the delightfully deceptive Miranda Tate, a shady super villainess with a powerful, plot-twisting secret.
Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers
Go to the MTV Site to watch a clip and vote for her!
Screendaily posted on Monday that the upcoming movie by the Dardenne brothers starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione is titled ‘Deux jours, une nuit‘ or ‘Two Days, One Night‘ in English. And here’s the plot synopsis:
Cotillard will play Sandra, who “helped by her husband, has only a weekend to track down her colleagues and convince them to renounce their bonuses so she can keep her job”.
This was unofficial before, then mentioned briefly at Toronto, but now it seems it is confirmed. Marion will be in the Dardenne brothers next film.
Following their excellent drama The Kid with the Bike brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne are developing their follow-up and we’ve got exclusive details on the project. We recently sat down with Luc Dardenne to discuss the evolution of filmmaking using digital technology, the art of character development, the Oscars and their upcoming, currently untitled film.
The Palm d’Or-winning Belgian filmmaker exclusively revealed that Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard had just signed on to play the lead in project. While no details were given about her character, Dardenne expressed a great deal of enthusiasm for the finished script and for their first-time directing Cotillard. The native francophone went on to say, “We are looking forward to collaborating with Marion. We are all big fans of each others work.”
Luc penned the original script alongside his brother and we’re told that the origins of the script stems from a project which the brothers began many years ago, but only last summer came full circle. Other details of the storyline and characters are being kept tightly under wraps. However, given the history of the roles created by the Dardenne brothers, Cotillard is in good hands. While more of the ensemble will be announced soon, we’ve also got word that Belgian actor Fabrizio Rongione (Rosetta, The Kid With the Bike) will co-star with Cotillard in a supporting role.
The film is produced by Les Films du Fleuve and is set to begin shooting early this summer in the Wallonie region of Belgium. We’ll have more details about the untitled production in our conversation with the filmmaker later this week, but in the meantime one can see Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust & Bone, which was co-produced by the Dardenne brothers’ production company.
Credit: Film Stage
Marion won Best Actress at Etoiles d’Or (Golden Stars) for her performance in ‘De rouille et d’os‘ (‘Rust and Bone‘). The film itself won five awards (Desplat also won Score). A reminder that the Césars are on this Friday.
Credit to Cineuropa for information.
Best Film, Best Actress (Marion Cotillard), Best Screenplay (Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain) and Best Male Newcomer (Matthias Schoenaerts). With four prizes in this 14th edition of the Golden Stars awarded by French cinema journalists and movie critics, Rust&Bone by Jacques Audiard beats Love by Michael Haneke, which won the Best Director and Best Actor awards (Jean-Louis Trintignant).
It is worth thinking about these results since the Césars will be awarded on February 22nd. Indeed, over the past few years, the 450 members of the Golden Stars’ jury and the 4,200 members of the Academy of Film Arts and Techniques (who vote at the Césars) have very often opted for the same film. Winning prizes around the world, will Love be snubbed in its majority production country (France)? We’ll have the answer on Friday night.
Various Awards news round-up.
- AACTA International Awards – Marion lost Best Actress to Jennifer Lawrence (‘Silver Linings Playbook’).
- BAFTA Awards – Marion lost Best Actress to Emmanuelle Riva (‘Amour’).
- César Award - Marion received a Best Actress nomination for her role in ‘Rust and Bone’.
- Globes de Cristal – Marion won Best Actress for her role in ‘Rust and Bone’.
- Irish Film and Television Awards – Marion won the International Actress Award for her role in ‘Rust and Bone’.
- Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG) Awards – Marion lost Best Actress to Jennifer Lawrence (‘Silver Linings Playbook’).
Marion is included as one of W Magazine’s 33 Best Performances of 2013! I think this may be featured in their February issue, so we’ll be on the lookout for scans. The introductory article and caption about Marion can be read below, with the all-new photoshoot image in the Gallery. You can see the full Best Performances portfolio at WMagazine.com
Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone
“I have a crush on Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas. He was my type of guy, especially when I was a kid. I was totally in love with him. I wanted to go anywhere with Harry Dean Stanton: Texas, Paris, whatever, wherever.”
Best Performances 2013
This year’s 33 brightest stars, up close and unscripted.
By Lynn Hirschberg
In 2012, sex all but disappeared from the movies. Perhaps because it was an election year, perhaps because America has been absorbed by a longing for heroes, the films this year were largely devoid of physical passion. Even James Bond, notorious for his tantalizing, exotic affairs, was nearly chaste in Skyfall. The Bond girl in the latest chapter was his boss and maternal figure, M, who stands for England in all its historic glory. Similarly, the runaway hit of the holiday season was Lincoln, in which Daniel Day-Lewis brilliantly gives voice and humanity to the greatness of what government can do: pass a law that ends a war and frees the oppressed. And while the creation of the Amendment that abolished slavery in America represents a kind of sexy happy-ending history lesson, the couplings in the film are mostly legislative. Zero Dark Thirty is another, more contemporary, slice of American-history-in-action, and though the war still rages, it also ends with a victory—the death of Osama bin Laden. The movie follows a CIA analyst named Maya, portrayed with intensity and steel by Jessica Chastain, who believes she has found the arch-terrorist’s lair and will not rest until he is killed. Although Maya works with a team of men and some women, she seems to exist as an island. It’s entirely possible that her goals could be pursued even with human interaction, but that might compromise her hero status in the viewer’s eyes.