Leos Carax has finally found its lead actress? After the withdrawal of successive Rooney Mara, Michelle Williams, and Rihanna during the first months of 2017, the project of rock opera Annette seemed increasingly compromised. According to Variety , Carax comes, however, to engage Marion Cotillard for the role. Mentioned as early as 2016, the film would be the first shot in English by the producer of the Lovers of Pont-Neuf and Holy Motors .

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Marion Cotillard certainly has no problem to push the voice in Annette . Passionate about song, the French actress has already acted in a musical: Nine in 2009, with Daniel Day-Lewis and Penelope Cruz. She sang two songs solo. In the same year, she sang the song The Eyes of March with the band Franz Ferdinand for a pub. Announced last year in the cast of the movie spy 355 with Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard has abandoned ship a few days ago “for personal reasons” according to the american magazine Hollywood Reporter .

Displays the stars

The filming of 355 to start to Paris in July, the departure of Marion Cotillard has certainly made available for the film by Leos Carax. The actress will play alongside Adam Driver, confirmed in the leading male role since the origin of the project. Annette , after several cancellations, has been brought back to life by CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert, producer-including several films of Olivier Assayas, Xavier Dolan and Mia Hansen-Løve. Leos Carax should start the filming of Annette as early as this summer.

the Pioneers of synthpop in the late 1970s, the Americans of Sparks will be responsible for the original music of the film. They will be helped in the composition by Marius de Vries, responsible for the music on the film Romeo + Juliet , Moulin Rouge and songs from The Land of Damien Chazelle.

The latest film of Leos Carax, Holy Motors , dates back to 2012. This is not the first time that the French filmmaker had a long pause between two movies. Holy Motors was released thirteen years after his last feature film, Pola X . A 35-year career, Carax has made five full-length movies, as well as a segment of the film Tokyo! , co-directed with Michel Gondry and Bong Joon-Ho. Denis Lavant, actor fetish of Leos Carax, has not been announced on Annette . He has turned in four of the five feature-length films of the director, as well as in Tokyo!