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At this point, there is quite a bit of clout that comes with having Michael Fassbender be at the lead of a particular project, but apparently Fassbender's presence wasn't quite enough for the filmmakers behind the upcoming video game adaptation Assassin's Creed.
Film festivals are often where the buzz for Oscar season begins. And at the 52nd New York Film Festival, buzz on the Best Actress race is brewing around Two Days, One Night thanks to Marion Cotillard. The French Academy Award winner earned her first Oscar in 2008 for the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose, which offered the mesmerizing actress the opportunity dig into histrionics.
Shakespearean adaptations are like candy to Hollywood. Some are deliciously well done, while others make you spit them out in anger and demand a refund. If Michael Fassbender and Justin Kurzel have anything to say about it, their version of Macbeth will be one of those sweet successes we all look forward to.
Do you want to be married to Michael Fassbender? Wait, before you jump at the opportunity, you probably need the details. First of all, it's only on screen. Second of all, it's a marriage that, by the time the story starts, has already gotten a little strange. Third, it's a marriage that ends in not just your death and his death, but the death of pretty much everyone else around you. Being Mrs.Fassbender might be great, but being Lady Macbeth is a much tougher job
For those unfamiliar with the book, the plot centers on a pilot who crashes in the Sahara desert and miraculously comes across a young boy who claims to hail from an asteroid and has fallen to Earth. The pilot fixes his plane and tries to get it ready for flight again while the boy tells him stories about his homeworld. Sources have informed THR that Bridges will be providing the voice of the pilot, but fails to mention who the rest of the actors will be portraying.
When it comes to splitting cinematic loyalties between serious foreign dramas and big budget American films, Marion Cotillard makes it look like an art. Though her recent career has landed her in the films of Christopher Nolan, Rob Marshall, Woody Allen and Stephen Soderbergh, the next film she’ll star in takes her back across the pond.
Cotillard has been approached to headline French director Benoit Jacquot's in-the-works adaptation of the classic Octave Mirbeau 1900 novel. Should she sign on, this gorgeous leading lady would play the drama's heroine Celestine, the titular chambermaid whose job gives her a unique insight into the perversions of the upper class at the turn of the century.
Rust & Bone is about a drifter named Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) who, once put in charge of his young son, relocates to his sister's in the French Rivieria where he continues his quest to be a mixed martial arts fighter via back-alley brawling. While bouncing at a nightclub, he soon meets Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard), an Orca trainer at a nearby theme park
Before French charmer Jean Dujardin was hoofing and heartbreaking in the Oscar-winning silent romance The Artist, he joined a cast stacked with incredible French film stars including The Dark Knight Rises's Marion Cotillard and The Intouchables's François Cluzet for the 2010 ensemble dramedy Little White Lies.
In The Lowlife, Phoenix plays a sneering pimp who exploits a Polish immigrant's desperate need for funds to save her sickly sister, turning her into a reluctant burlesque performer. The Dark Knight Rises' Marion Cotillard plays this snagged stripper, while Jeremy Renner plays a charismatic magician she meets on the vaudeville circuit, who inspires her to hope for something more than the cruel life she knows.
After the impeccable Iranian drama A Separation won worldwide notice and Oscar acclaim, concern arose that its director, Asghar Farhadi, could face troubles producing future films within the Iran, as his native land is infamous for censorship of cinema. This may be why he's making his next film in Paris, France
It's almost time for the stars of The Dark Knight Rises to start making the rounds for what will inevitably be a huge publicity push, and yet, it's unclear just how much they'll have to talk about. Director Christopher Nolan is still keeping an incredibly tight lid on plot details, to the point that a single tidbit can become a news story-- or, in the case of Marion Cotillard, a single word
We know that Josh Pence has been cast to play a younger version of Ras al Ghul in a flashback, but most speculation had pointed to Cotillard playing his daughter in present day. But what if Talia wasn't appearing in the present day of the film, but in the past?
Marion Cotillard has become a very popular actress over at Warner Bros. headquarters. In the past couple years the French Oscar winner has starred in two of the studio's bigger successes, including Inception and Contagion, and also has a role in a movie that is expected to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest movies of 2012: The Dark Knight Rises. So why wouldn't they want to continue that fruitful relationship by having her appear in their big medieval epic?
Since coming out of nowhere to win a Best Actress Oscar in 2008 for her role as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, Marion Cotillard has been making her way through a series of Hollywood roles with, let's admit, limited success. Yes, she's learned a whole lot more English since her broken and adorable Oscar acceptance speech
About a month ago we got our first look at Stephen Soderbergh’s Contagion, and if nothing else it proved that Soderbergh can easily get every single actor in Hollywood to be in his movies. Seriously, the list of A-list actors is so long their inventing larger billboards so they have room to fit them all in the ads
What's hilarious is when I watched this the first time, clearly not paying enough attention, I watched that full hospital scene and thought, "Huh, that's interesting, they have Matt Damon married to Tilda Swinton." Of course, Tilda Swinton isn't in this movie-- that's Gwyneth Paltrow
There is a downside to comic book fanaticism, and I’m not referring to the damage it can inflict on a bank account. I’m talking about surprise. Knowing that Doc Ock was to be the villain in Spider-Man 2, I knew from the get go that there would be a scene in which Alfred Molina would strap on a set of mechanical arms.
Cotillard will be playing 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's character is John Blake, "a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon."
When Keira Knightley replaced Marion Cotillard in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis last month after it was announced that Cotillard is pregnant, most figured that it would finally put to rest all of the rumors surrounding her involvement in The Dark Knight Rises. After all, she is expected to give birth in May when the Christopher Nolan film goes into production, and you'd figure that she'd want to stay home with her new child. If French website Le Figaro is correct, then that will not be the case.