Mostly ‘Contagion’ Updates
While it is as of yet unclear whether Marion Cotillard will head to Venice for Saturday’s world premiere of ‘Contagion‘ before taping her talk show appearances it seems that the John Cameron Mitchell-directed new Dior commercial is being filmed this week in Los Angeles (source: Ceasar Fernando Barajas). [edit:] According to Terry Mcshane and Alexa Michelle they’re filming today.
If you want to look at a scene from ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ that Marion shot with Gary Oldman in Pitsburgh before finishing her filming and going to LA a bit over a week ago watch this video on YouTube, courtesy of Nickolay. While it is shaky you still get a good look at Marion.
It’s been announced today that ‘Contagion‘ will open the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland on September 22, 2011. Unfortunately, I will not be able to go (source: Hollywood Reporter).
I added some screencaptures and clips that were released on the weekend and mentioned in a previous update. Enjoy!
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On the set of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Yesterday
More pictures from the ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ set in Pittsburgh – this time from yesterday, August 3rd. I have to say there is a lot more media coverage from this set than from London where Marion Cotillard also was filming for a couple of weeks, starting mid-June.
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More from the set of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
Yesterday, Marion Cotillard was spotted filming a scene for ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ in Pittsburgh walking out of Gotham City Hall, surrounded by some men with machine guns. She is then escorted to the Batmobile, also known as The Tumbler (source: Metro.co.uk).
By the way, an official teaser for the movie was released a couple of weeks ago as well as a poster.
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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ now filming in Pittsburgh
Marion is currently filming scenes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in Pittsburgh.
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Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Marion speaks about ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
Marion Cotillard recently spoke to 24 Frames – the Movies section on the LA Times Website – and they asked her about her role in ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ and why she joined the project. Could her character Miranda Tate be a cover for a more intriguing character as fans are speculating?
“My role is a secret, as is the whole project.” Cotillard did offer some thoughts on why she joined the film — namely, a chance to reunite with Nolan. And she said she has a specific regard for Batman among pretty much all the superheroes out there.
Just what is it about Batman that makes him so appealing to the actress? It’s that brooding thing. “I think it’s that he’s human,” Cotillard said. “He can’t really fly, and he doesn’t have superpowers. And he has that darkness inside.”
It sounds like this was part of an interview conducted for ‘Midnight in Paris‘ so I can’t wait for the whole interview.
• Source: 24 Frames – LA Times
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.
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