Variety reports that Marion Cotillard is in talks to join Robert Zemeckis’ next projet, a spy thriller set during the Second World War. The plot of the film is being kept under wraps but sources say Marion and Brad would most likely play two assassins who are married. When Marion’s character is revealed to be a supporter of the Third Reich, she becomes her husband’s next target.
Robert Zemeckis is aboard to direct the period film, which will reportedly find Pitt and Cotillard as assassins who fall in love while working a mission to take out a German official. They end up getting hitched, but a spanner is thrown in their happiness when Pitt learns that his missus is actually a double agent for the Nazis and his next job will be to kill her.
The film would shoot early next year, once Marion wraps work on Assassin’s Creed.
If this project gets signed, Marion will have four movies lined up shooting into 2016. Seems like it’ll be a busy year!
The trailer for Macbeth has finally been released! The film opened last month in Cannes to good reviews, including very good ones about Marion’s performance. This is exciting and the film looks beautiful from these images. Take a look:
I’m also working on gather everything I can from Cannes and posting it on the website to write a big post on Marion’s appearance in the festival this year. Still a lot to come.
It had been announced back in February that Marion was to appear in an episode of a new sketch show in Canal Plus. Tonight her episode finally aired and it’s ridiculously funny! Unfortunately it’s all in French and there are no subtitles. Hopefully a version with those will appear soon but I couldn’t wait to share this with you guys so I captured it from my computer until a better version comes along. Basically Marion is wanting to record her first rap album and casting a rapper. It’s hilarious. Get ready to hear Marion rap!
In other news, Marion will be shooting a film next month directed by Xavier Dolan and co-starring Léa Seydoux, Gaspard Ulliel and Vincent Cassel. The film, Juste la Fin du Monde was announced today on the director’s twitter account and is reported to be shooting in May before he films another already mentioned project starring Jessica Chastain. I personally adore Xavier Dolan’s work so I cannot wait for this!
Read more about it here.
Exciting news! The official selection for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was announced yesterday morning and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is on the official competition list. This means the film could win awards and that Marion will be on the race for best actress. This will surely mean we will see Marion Cotillard grace the festival again. This is the fourth year in a row that Marion has had a film competing at the Festival: Rust and Bone in 2012, The Immigrant in 2013 and Two Days, One Night in 2014.
You can check the official selection list here.