Great news: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Marion Cotillard have all signed on to join the starry cast ensemble of Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming sci-fi thriller ‘Contagion‘. The movie is based on a script by “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “The Informant!” writer Scott Z. Burns, and revolves around the threat posed by a deadly disease, with multiple plotlines in the style of Soderbergh’s ‘Traffic‘. Reportedly the story takes place over four continents and is “terrifying.” The plan is to shoot the project later this year, possibly fall.
Earlier today the nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards (Oscars) were announced. Though Marion Cotillard herself was not nominated the song she performs in ‘Nine‘ was among the 5 nominated songs in the category Music (Original Song). Though this is mainly honoring songwriter Maury Yeston I like to think that Marion’s performance helped it to get nominated and just shows that she herself would have been nominated had she been campaigned as Supporting Actress instead of Leading Actress by The Weinstein Company.
Music (Original Song)
• “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
• “Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
• “Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36” Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
• “Take It All” from “Nine” Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
• “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart” Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
Here’s Maury’s reaction to his nomination:
“I’m so grateful to Marion Cotillard for doing such a beautiful job with that song. It’s a very special honor to be singled out by the Academy and the world of film and my first foray into that world.”
• source: KFSM.com
At yesterday’s press conference the French Academy revealed that this year’s honorary president of the 35th Annual César Awards Ceremony will be Marion Cotillard. Congratulations!
The event will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2010 and will be broadcast live from Théatre du Châtelet on Canal+ as of 9pm.
3 years after getting international recognition when ‘La Vie en Rose‘ celebrated its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, Marion Cotillard could actually come back to Germany. Yesterday, the festival announced their line-up for the “Berlin Special” Gala screenings at the upcoming 60th Berlin International Film Festival. ‘Nine‘ is one of them – and it will actually be the festival’s Birthday Special screening ahead of its theatrical release in Germany. Upon inquiry by Welt Online they could not yet confirm any of the star’s appearances, though. Let’s hope Marion will attend!
On a sidenote, our site has been listed on The Fan Carpt and please stay tuned for our in-depth coverage of Marion’s Critics Choice and Golden Globe Award appearances. Thank you for your patience
After Kate Hudson also Marion Cotillard got her very own music video for her song in ‘Nine‘. ‘Take It All’ combines previously unseen footage of Marion during the movie’s rehearsal and actual movie scenes with new music-video-style footage of Marion in the recording studio! The clip is amazing – be sure to check it out!
Marion Cotillard was on Craig Ferguson’s show last night and talked about Golden Globes, going on safari in Tanzania, skiing as well as making a documentary. She was charming, cheeky, amusing and amused and once again we could see how Marion & Craig seem to have a great rapport together. Enjoy!
Gallery: 348 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson – 2010
Video: 001 Talk Shows > The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
You may have noticed in the last post that the audio clips section – which used to be in the old video archive – are back! I continued working on it today and now everything I had on the computer is up on the site! So if you come across more audio interviews with Marion – especially in English – please let me know!
Finally the new song written by Franz Ferdinand and performed by Marion Cotillard has been put up at LadyDior.com. It’s called ‘The Eyes of Mars‘ and Marion’s voice is stunning! You can also listen to it on our page with audio clips of Marion’s Songs.
It seems that there will be more to the 2nd chapter – how long do we have to wait for the video clip? – so stay tuned!
Meanwhile, the website reveals that Chapter 3, which plays in Shanghai and will feature a short film directed by David Lynch, will be called Lady Bleue (Lady Blue).