It’s safe to say that Marion Cotillard is no longer attached to ‘Cosmopolis‘. The movie’s Production Website Alfama Films is listing Keira Knightley as the female star now. Even if Keira hasn’t signed anything yet Marion Cotillard is no longer officially attached to the project. This goes in line with the change of direction when they cast the much younger Robert Pattinson to replace Colin Farrell and that Marion Cotillard is unavailable for filming in May due to her baby being due at the same time. Also absent from the cast list on the website is Paul Giamatti.
Read the The Playlist‘s interpretations of the information available on the Production Website.
[Update] Alfama Films have removed Keira’s name from the website – no doubt because of the huge media attention despite there being no signed contract yet. Regardless, Marion Cotillard is no longer attached to this. The Playlist updated their article with this update: “a rep for Marion Cotillard tells us she indeed had to leave the project because of a scheduling conflict.”
Remember ‘Cosmopolis‘ – the David Cronenberg movie Marion Cotillard’s been attached to since last May? It seems that Colin Farrell who had been attached to the project to take the lead role is out of the picture because Deadline reports that Robert Pattinson has signed for the part of Eric Packer.
While all the news reports are still mentioning Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti (also “in talks” to join according to a report by The Playlist from last December) their involvement is as of yet unclear – there haven’t been any reports of them actually signing on to the movie. If Marion is still on board she’d play Pattinson’s wife.
Once again, it’s time for a little round-up of project rumours which are inevitable when it comes to an actor as successful as Marion Cotillard:
• Gravity Sources: BleedingCool (July 24) & Hollywood Reporter (August 10)
Marion Cotillard screen-tested for the lead role of the outer space drama à la ‘Cast Away’ this summer after Angelina Jolie dropped out. However, it looks like either Scarlett Johansson or Blake Lively will get the part.
• Batman 3 Sources: ComicBookMovie.com & Batman Movie News (August 18)
Marion Cotillard was reportedly approached by the studio to play either Selina Kyle (Catwoman) or Talia al Ghul (estranged daughter of villain Ra’s al Ghul). The “inside source” goes on to say that Marion turned them down due to commitments and attachments to other projects. Basically, simple “hearsay” which has since been taken off the internet at its original source about her being approached is currently being spun into a sensational rumour across the cyberspace. Interestingly, Elle.fr writes that Marion turned down the offers due to “projects close to her heart”. I leave it to you whether they have inside information or were simply being original.
• Marsupilami The ambitious project has been discreetly developed by the production company Chez Wam since 2004 and Marion’s name was recently dropped by a Mexican newspaper in connection with it. According to Le Parisien shooting seems to start September 20 and will last until mid-January 2011. Interestingly, La Môme (La Vie en Rose)’s Production Designer Olivier Raoux is involved… Staying tuned!
You may remember that a while back we posted about the rumour of Marion Cotillard filming in Veracruz, Mexico. A new article in Imagen del Golfo from Wednesday is possibly revealing more about this.
A movie based on the French story ‘Marsupilami‘ will be acted, directed and produced by Alain Chabat and will be shot in the regions of Catemaco, San Andrés y Santiago Tuxtla, Xalapa, Coatepec, Xico and Jalcomulco. Marion is in talks to do that movie and it would be shot in October, November and the first week of December. The production company is Pixel Films and the movie has a budget of $6 million Euros.
• translated & summarized by Giovanna
Already set to star in this partially animated comic adaptation in addition to Alain Chabat is Lambert Wilson.
During the Cannes Film Festival it was announced that Romain Duris would work again with director Pascal Chaumeil – together they delivered the hit movie ‘L’Arnacoeur‘. The title of the new project is ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ – which translates roughly to ‘Better alive than dead’. Interestingly, Wednesday’s issue of French newspaper L’Express listed the project at the end of an article about the balance between commercial and indie productions.
Vivre c’est mieux que mourir, by Pascal Chaumeil. Comedy with Marion Cotillard and Romain Duris, written by six screenwriters, including Laurent Zeitoun.
The movie is an Action Comedy, in which a hotel employee has to act as a scriptwriter to get out of a messy situation in which he put himself. He actually has the habit of stealing from hotel guests. But then one day he’s caught by a Hollywood Producer-Director. Clever as he is he will charm the producer and convince him to develop a movie about espionage. Sounds intriguing and I can’t wait to hear more about the possible involvement of Marion in it. Huge thank you to Nadine for finding this information!
On a sidenote, better quality pictures have been added to these albums: Vogue, Vogue Portraits and Vogue Diaries.