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‘Macbeth’ started filming

‘Macbeth’ started filming

Studiocanal and Film4 announced yesterday the start of principal photography on See-Saw Films’ production of ‘Macbeth‘. The film will shoot for seven weeks in Scotland and England.

We learn that in addition to Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender the film also stars Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki. Director of photography is Adam Arkapaw (Animal Kingdom, Snowtown), production designer is Fiona Crombie (Snowtown, Top Of The Lake). Costumes are designed by Academy-Award winner Jacqueline Durran (Atonement, Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy), make-up and hair designer is Academy-Award winner Jenny Shircore (The Invisible Woman, My Life With Marilyn). The screenplay was written by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso.

Studiocanal will distribute Macbeth in the UK, France & Germany and is handling International Sales. The Weinstein Company will distribute in the US. Macbeth is a See-Saw Films production in association with DMC Film, Anton Capital Entertainment S.C.A. and Creative Scotland.

And this is the official synopsis:

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn 11th Century Scotland.

Scotsman reports that filming will take place in several spectacular locations in the north of the Isle of Skye in Scotland as well as in Hankley Common in Surrey, Cambridge and Oxford in England. Arts agency Creative Scotland supports the movie with £200,000. It’s chief executive Janet Archer said:

We are delighted to support Justin Kurzel’s film, working in partnership with See-Saw, Film4, StudioCanal and the entire film-making team to produce this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard – arguably two of the more most inspiring and daring actors of our time. The Scottish film industry works hard to promote Scotland’s world-class talent, film locations, facilities and services. We encourage the international film industry to come and film in Scotland and it’s great to see productions of this stature making use of everything we have to offer.

According to The Foraging Photographer they’ve been building a film set at Hankley over the past couple of weeks. On exactly the site of Skyfall Lodge they are creating a medieval village with a little church. The Surrey heathland is standing in for Scotland again, and the filmmakers have been working hard to create that authentic foggy look with their smoke machines. There’s also a short video of them filming crowd fight scenes. Apparently, there was lots of smoke, shouting and the clash of swords. Very atmospheric with the sun occasionally sending shafts of light through the hazy fog of smoke. Visit The Foraging Photographer to check out some photos and the video.

UK tabloid Express reports a source as saying: “Marion worked with a voice coach to learn the [Scottish] accent but it drove her crazy and she feared she would ruin the film. The idea of Lady Macbeth speaking with a French accent is entirely legitimate, taking into account the French-Scottish alliance of that time.”

'Rust and Bone' Started Filming Yesterday

NiceMatin.com reports that filming for Jacques Audiard’s new movie ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ (Rust and Bone) starring Marion Cotillard started yesterday in Antibes. Marion herself wasn’t on the set but she arrived on the Côte d’Azur on Monday and spent Tuesday afternoon at the Antibes Marineland in rehearsals to be able to portray an orca trainer. She will return in November to film her scenes.

AlloCiné also has an official synopsis and it shows how some of the short stories of Craig Davidson‘s book have been converted into one storyline for the movie:

Ali is actually called Alain. Alain van Versch. He is 25 years old and lives in the North. He has no money and has never had any. When you’re young and alone, money is not a problem. It becomes one when the girl with whom you have had a child places it in your hands. Now, obviously, Ali has a problem: his name is Sam, and he’s five years old.

Running on and running out of ideas Ali calls his sister who lives in Antibes in the south. This is where the father and the child who don’t know each other will find shelter for the winter, in the basement of a house.

Ali agrees with the song: misery is less painful in the sun. He does odd jobs: night watchman, bouncer … And it is in a nightclub, le Fever, that he meets Stéphanie. She is 28 years old, she is blonde, she’s beautiful. It is a princess with an incredible occupation: orca trainer at the Aquatic Park in Antibes.

Ali accompanies her home and leaves her his number, but nothing is possible between them. A princess does not go out with a guy like Ali.

It takes the orca presentation show to turn into drama and Stéphanie to lose both her legs before a phone call in the middle of the night connects them again.

When Ali finds Stéphanie, packed in a wheelchair, alone in her new special needs apartment, he understands what a princess is who has lost her legs. A Princess fallen from above.

Between them will grow a relationship that is special, carnal and codified. And when Ali participates in illegal fights to save her life, she will become his manager.

037 Un goût de rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Rehearsals, Antibes, October 4

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ now filming in Pittsburgh

Marion is currently filming scenes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in Pittsburgh.

Gallery:
001 The Dark Knight Rises – On Set – Pittsburgh

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More about 'Contagion' filming in Geneva

Remember the filming for ‘Contagion‘ that took place on January 14 in Geneva? John was there and has more information on the scenes that were being filmed. Thank you for sharing this with us!

There were two scenes: (1) Marion walking from the bus stop into the building and (2) Marion entering the building, showing her ID and walking to the elevator bank. Both scenes were very short (15 – 20 seconds) and there was no dialogue.

Maya Lucchitta managed to take some lovely shots of Marion Cotillard on the set. Many thanks for your permission to put them in our gallery. Please visit her blog to read her full report about the filming.

005 Contagion (2011) > On Set credit: Maya Lucchitta – thank you!

Picture & Details about 'Contagion' Filming

Since yesterday’s filming of the few exterior scenes at WHO in Geneva for ‘Contagion‘ has wrapped details about the shoot have surfaced. Veronica Riemer, of the World Health Organization’s communications department, said that about 80 people, actors, technicians and extras were at WHO from 5 am to 10.30 am. And contrary to some reports Marion Cotillard was the only star involved in the filming. Veronica Riemer added “She left for the airport immediately after the shoot. Everything went very well.”

• Source: Le Matin.ch

Seeing as Marion’s character Dr. Leonora Orantes also has a scene at the Geneva airport they might have filmed this on location as well yesterday – like they did with her scene at the Hong Kong airport.

Janet managed to get a quick shot of Marion which she published on her blog. Many thanks for giving me permission to include it in our gallery!

001 Contagion (2011) > On Set

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