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
In my last update about ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ – the upcoming collaboration between ‘Heartbreaker‘ director Pascal Chaumeil and its star Romain Duris with Marion Cotillard – filming was scheduled to take place this summer. Back in December Pascal Chaumeil told Premiere.fr:
I can tell you that it’s called ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ and that it will star Romain Duris and Marion Cotillard. This will be a little crazier and less romantic than Heartbreaker. Even if it’s still a romantic comedy. And we will most probably be filming it next fall.
Romain Duris confirms this in today’s interview with Le Parisien.
The rumour of Marion Cotillard starring together with Romain Duris in Pascal Chaumeil’s new movie ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ seems to come true:
Heartbreaker director Pascal Chaumeil will direct Marion Cotillard, Romain Duris and Francois Damiens in the story of a dreamer on the run from the police.
Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun of Quad will produce the film based on Zeitoun’s screenplay. Shooting will start next summer and UPI France will release the film in 2012. Kinology is handling international sales.
• Source: ScreenDaily
Fabulous news! At the UK premiere of his movie ‘L’Arnacoeur‘ (Heartbreaker) director Pascal Chaumeil confirmed the casting of Romain Duris and Marion Cotillard in his upcoming comedy ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘.
What are you working on next? Do you have another project after this?
Yes. We have… probably… again, it’s a comedy, a bit different from Heartbreaker. And it’s, it would be with Romain, normally, he read the script, he likes it and normally it’s with Romain Duris and Marion Cotillard. It’s like an action, adventure comedy. A bit more crazy than L’Arnacoeur.
That sounds wonderful! What is the story about? You said it’s got lots of action and comedy.. is it…
Yeah, it’s difficult to tell the story. But in fact, there are two films in the same film. One is the story happening really in the real life where a guy is working in a hotel, he’s a very small guy in a hotel. And he gets into something, he steals some money from a client because he needs to do something. And then he finds the only place where he’s safe in this hotel is in a room where is a very big producer. And the guy, the producer thinks he’s a screenwriter that he’s waiting for. So he will have to invent a new film, and he’s never been a writer. So we are going from the real situation to the film he’s telling, the story. So, that’s something special, but I think it will be very funny.
Source: LeicesterSquareTV (watch video as of 5:46 minute)
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.