Marion confirmed for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
ComingSoon.net just reported Warner Bros. Pictures’ announcement from earlier today that Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have – after much speculation – officially joined the cast of ‘The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend helmed by Christopher Nolan. This will be quite the ‘Inception‘ re-union since both Marion and Joseph as well as already confirmed cast members Michael Caine and Tom Hardy were directed by Christopher Nolan in that movie.
Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.
Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.
The Hollywood Reporter has this quote from Christopher Nolan:
When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.
Brand new interview & role rumour
Another brilliant interview was published in the UK today. This time in The Independent. While none of the topics mentioned are actually new the answers about her work in both French and American movies, her recent career developments as well as about dealing with the media do contain additional insight so be sure to read.
• Marion Cotillard: ‘I’m really normal! Well, not that normal. I’m an actress’, The Independent, April 3
I just wanna do movies. I don’t have a plan. I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to work with some directors and some actors I wouldn’t have dared to think I would work with one day. And now I know that everything is possible. So, it’s very exciting. But I don’t have in my mind whether I do an American movie or a French movie. It’s just [that] the stories come and… if I recognised myself in the story, I wanna be part of it. That’s how it happens.
Talking of stories coming her way, Baz Bamigboye reports in The Daily Mail that Marion Cotillard is on on a wish list of actresses to play Fantine in the movie adaptation of the musical ‘Les Misérables‘ which in turn in based on Victor Hugo’s book. Tom Hooper – fresh off Oscar-winning The King’s Speech‘ – is in negotiations to sign as director. Once the crucial part of lead character Valjean’s been cast filming could start next year, apparently.
‘The Golden Hat’ by Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is putting together a book called ‘The Golden Hat‘ with celebrity self-portraits to raise awareness and support for autism. The book will be published by Simon & Schuster in November 2011.
Winslet has amassed a collection of photos from an amazing array of her friends and renowned personalities who have donned this special hat, taken a self portrait, and passed the hat along from one person to another. Among the participants whose photos are featured in the book are Anna Wintour; Ben Stiller; Brigitte Lacombe; Christina Aguilera; David Souffan; Demi Moore; Don Cheadle; Elijah Wood; Ellen Page; Javier Bardem; Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Jude Law; Julianne Moore; Kevin Bacon; Kyra Sedgwick; Laura Dern; Live Schreiber; Maggie Gyllenhaal; Maria Sharapova; Marion Cotillard; Meryl Streep; Michael Kors; Naomi Watts; Pedro Almodovar; Peter Sarsgaard; Ricky Gervais and many, many more.
• Source: Golden Hat Foundation via Kelly
‘Les Petits Mouchoirs’ now out on DVD in France
‘Les Petits Mouchoirs’ came out on DVD / Blu-Ray in France on February 23.
The DVD and Blu-Ray versions are full of a bundle of extras.
Allocine has added a feature with Guillaume Canet to their site which includes one of the DVD’s deleted scenes
Marion tops highest paid actors list in France
Le Figaro has released the list of the highest paid actors in France in 2010 and Marion came in at #1 with 2.35 million euros.
It is the first time in nine years that a female has topped the list.
Source: Le Figaro
New International Poster for ‘Les Petits Mouchoirs’
Empire Magazine has added a new poster for ‘Little White Lies’ (‘Les Petits Mouchoirs’).
Click on the link below to view the poster (note any new media such as pictures and video will be added to the site in a few weeks).
Source: Empire Magazine
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