Marion is in talks to join the new adaptation of ‘Diary of a Chambermaid’. The following information is courtesy of Variety.
“Rust and Bone” star Marion Cotillard is in negotiations to topline Benoit Jacquot’s “Diary of a Chambermaid” (Le Journal d’une femme de chambre), based on Octave Mirbeau’s classic novel.
“Chambermaid” has been brought twice to the bigscreen: in 1946, Jean Renoir helmed Paulette Goddard in a Hollywood-set English-language makeover; and in 1964, Luis Bunuel directed Jeanne Moreau in a French-Italian adaptation.
Cotillard would star as Celestine, a young and ambitious woman who works as a chambermaid for wealthy families from 1890 to 1900. Through Celestine’s eyes, the film will shed light on the condition of house servants and perversions within France’s upper-class society at the turn of the 20th century.
Novel was published in 1900 amid the infamous Alfred Dreyfus’ political scandal. It was perceived as subversive because it gave a voice to a servant and denounced domestic service as a form of slavery.
As first reported in Variety (Daily Variety, Feb. 11), The Euros6.5 million ($8.7 million) project is penned by Helene Zimmer and Jacquot; and produced by Jean-Pierre Guerin’s new JPG Prods. and Kristina Larsen at Les Films du Lendemain. The pair last teamed on “Farewell My Queen,” which has been nommed for 10 Cesar awards.
Elle Driver is repping “Chambermaid” in international markets.
Guerin told Variety that Cotillard has met with Jacquot and is looking forward to reading the script and working with the French director.
As with “La Vie en Rose” and “Rust and Bone,” “Chambermaid” is likely to be an intense performance-driven film in which Cotillard will play a central part, appearing in virtually every shots. “Chambermaid” could also be another high-profile award-winning vehicle.
Project will bring back some of the “Farewell My Queen” crew including costumers Christian Gasc and Valerie Ranchoux, and set designer Katia Wyszkop.
Lensing is expected to kick off in March 2014.
Cotillard will next be seen in James Gray’s “Lowlife,” which is released by The Weinstein Co.; and Guillaume Canet’s English-language debut “Blood Ties.” CAA handles U.S. distribution rights.
Cotillard is repped by Adequat in Paris and CAA in Los Angeles.
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’).
I have added some HQs from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, BAFTA Tea Party, W Magazine Pre-Golden Globes Party and Golden Globes.
Credit goes to Amelia for Golden Globe HQs and Marica for the other HQs listed below.
285 Events in 2013 > 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
009 Events in 2013 > Dom Perignon and W Magazine’s Pre-Golden Globes Party
060 Events in 2013 > BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party
079 Events in 2013 > 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Marion Cotillard quite unlike we’ve seen her before! ‘Le Débarquement‘ the huge live comedy event on Canal+ this past Friday evening by Jean Dujardin, Guillaume Canet, Gilles Lellouche together with Alex Lutz, Laurent Lafitte and Nicolas Bedos and many more actors & some guests also featured a number of pre-recorded segments. One involved Monsieur Picco – played by Guillaume Canet – seeking treatment of a beauty surgeon – played by Jean Dujardin – at a private clinic for his dear wife Nathalie because she’s suffering from a rare kind of shyness and afraid of being seen in public. Little wonder because she’s actually a bear. Cut to 16 months later – and Nathalie now is still a bear but looks like Marion Cotillard! It seems he’s not as happy with the result as expected – he fears he has now lost his wife – but she’s more than happy once she’s got her honey pot!
W Magazine have asked 25 of their favourite stars of the year who their screen crush is – see who Marion chose by watching the video below … unfortunately it’s not embeddable so until one of us has the time to upload it to our Video section, watch it through the link below:
W Magazine Asks: Who Is Your Cinematic Crush?