Woody Allen Casts Marion Cotillard in His Next Paris-Set Film

March 2, 2010
Source: Deadline

Marion Cotillard

Woody Allen has found another muse to feature in his movies. Allen has cast French Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard (last seen in Nine and in the upcoming Inception) in his next untitled film, which will shoot in Paris this summer. This follows his other new London set film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger that will be out in theaters later this year. Unfortunately this new project doesn't have a title and, as with all of his movies, we don't know what it'll be about (and won't until marketing kicks in). Cotillard stars opposite Owen Wilson and there's been talk that France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy might have a role as well.

The news comes from Deadline Hollywood. We don't know much more about this and there's not much else to say at the moment. It's shooting it Paris and has a very French cast which makes me feel like it's going to be a Parisian romance or comedy or something like that. Interestingly, this is financed under Allen's three-picture deal with Spain's Mediapro, but he's not shooting in Spain this time. I'm a fan of both Cotillard and Allen and will be looking forward to seeing these two work together. Now if only we know more about the story. Oh well. We'll let you know if we hear anything about this or any of Woody Allen's upcoming films.

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  • Film Fan
    Does anyone give a shit about Woody Allen films anymore!? "Match Point" was the last great movie he's done. And that wasn't even your typical W.A. film.
  • ^ I actually really liked Whatever Works but the rest of his recent stuff is't too memorable.
  • Noemi
    Carla Bruni! I love her music and I'm excited to see her in this movie:)
  • SlashBeast
    Woody Allen's always been inconsistent. But, yeah, his last great was Match Point but that wasn't too long ago. He needs to up the ante on his writing, Vicki Cristina Barcelona was dully written and lacked any bite.
  • DiR3cT
    YES!! This is the best news all week. Cotillard!
  • Governor
    The problem is that Allen spread himself too thin and thus while he put out some great movies, he also put out a slew of crap. If he took a more concentrated approach then he'd still be top.
  • Alex C.
    Come on guys, give old Woody some slack! He's been writing since 1950 ("The Colgate Comedy Hour", check IMDB). That was SIXTY years ago (yep, I did the math). The gentleman is tired, wouldn't you? If he's still capable of a "Match point" at 70, hats off to him - and we'll always cherish his "Annie Hall", "Manhattan", "RAdio DAys" and many more...
  • Glass
    ^Yes, we can give him some slack, but your dick is still limp.




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