Marion in talks to play Celestine in ‘Diary of a Chambermaid’

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

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Some HQs added for Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

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.

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Marion Cotillard BAFTA Interview Exclusive

Marion Cotillard BAFTA Interview Exclusive

from Vogue.com / by Ella Alexander​

MARION COTILLARD’s BAFTA red carpet look took just an hour and a half to create. The French star, who was nominated for Best Leading Actress for Rust and Bone, wore a Dior canary yellow gown.

“Any longer than that I get bored,” she told us ahead of last night’s event. “It’s all very simple. My team puts forward a selection of dresses and I choose the one I feel most natural in. When I first saw the dress at the Dior show, I didn’t fall in love with it straight away. It was when I saw it up close, that colour, its edgy side – it’s a piece of art.”

Cotillard has long been an ambassador for Dior – she is currently the face of its Lady Dior campaign and is soon to design a bag for the label. Having worked with the brand during John Galliano’s tenure and now under Raf Simons’ creative direction, she is impressed by how Dior’s new helmer is developing the label.

“It’s the hardest thing to arrive at a fashion house after such a brilliant and inventive designer,” she said. “I’m honestly amazed by what he’s done there, how he’s found his personality and injected that into the clothes. It’s so admirable. It could have taken him a lot longer to get to where he already has. I’ve met him a few times and he has such a creative spirit. He uses such beautiful materials and I love the architecture of his designs. He’s an amazing choice for Dior.”

That’s not to say that she isn’t looking forward to welcoming Galliano back to fashion. The designer is currently completing a temporary residency at Oscar de la Renta’s studio in New York.

“I am super excited about it,” she said. “I really respect John as an artist. It’s hard to explain and forgive him for what he did and said, but things happen for a reason. He wasn’t well. I’m so happy he’s back. The man is a genius.”

Despite her strong loyalties to Dior, Cotillard isn’t immune to the charms of other luxury brands.

“I’d love to work with Gaultier and I’m obsessed with Vivienne Westwood,” she said. “I met her very briefly at an event in November. I saw at the beginning of the night and then, right at the end, I thought, ‘I cannot leave without telling her how much I love her.’ So I jumped on her, told her that I adore her work. She was very nice about it all.”

Marion is Nathalie the Bear on 'Le Débarquement'

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!

Watch the whole show here. Watch the video with English subtitles (make sure to click CC to see the subtitles).

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