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Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard & Zoe Saldana Eye Guillaume Canet/James Gray Project 'Blood Ties'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2011 2:20 AM
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James Gray's 'Low Life' With Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner & Marion Cotillard Aims To Start Shooting In January 2012Given the Hollywood-friendly slickness of his directorial efforts to date, it was only a matter of time before French actor Guillaume Canet made a film in the U.S. The star of "The Beach" and "Love Me If You Dare," among many others, stepped behind the camera to much acclaim with 2002's Cesar-nominated "Mon Idole," the 2007 thriller "Tell No One" (which Ben Affleck is planning to remake), and followed it up with 2010's "Little White Lies," all of which showed an international sensibility.

Marion Cotillard Joins 'A Prophet' Director Jacques Audiard's New Film 'Rust & Blood'

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  • September 8, 2011 3:13 AM
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While she's certainly gone Hollywood with appearances in "Inception," "Midnight In Paris," "Contagion" and "The Dark Knight Rises," Academy-Award winning actress Marion Cotillard has not forgotten her French roots.

Venice '11 Review: 'Contagion' Is A Propulsive, Terrifying Picture With A Top-Notch Cast

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 3, 2011 1:46 AM
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Disaster -- an eternally popular obsession of film. Audiences have turned up in droves over the last century or so to watch mankind against their own extinction in the form of meteorites, earthquakes, alien invasions, exploding suns, planetary collisions, and whatever it was that was happening in "The Core." One of the more popular hypotheses is that when the end comes -- and it will -- it'll be not with a bang, but with a whimper. And that's what Steven Soderbergh has examined in "Contagion," his first studio film since 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen," that finds the spread of a deadly bird flu-type virus the source of man's demise.

Macau, Hong Kong, London, Munich...The 'Contagion' Poster Goes Worldwide

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 21, 2011 1:05 AM
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When you have big names like Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, plus acclaimed figures like Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston and Oscar-nominee John Hawkes in your film, most studios would plaster their faces all over the one-sheet. Warner Bros has, as yet, not taken that approach with "Contagion" (though we're sure its coming), the latest film from Steven Soderbergh, a dark, realistic look at the global spread of a bird-flu-like virus.

James Gray & Joaquin Phoenix Reteam For 'Low Life'; Marion Cotillard & Jeremy Renner To Co-Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 1:41 AM
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Teaming up on three films -- "The Yards," "We Own The Night" and "Two Lovers" -- there hasn't been any director/actor pairing in recent American cinema as rewarding as that between James Gray and Joaquin Phoenix. However, circa the actor's stunt during the press rounds for "Two Lovers" where he grew a Will Oldham-esque beard and declared he was starting a rap career, many wondered if that relationship was over. And despite what reports may have surfaced, Gray wasn't worried, saying as early as February 2009 that he was confident he would work with Phoenix again. Then in September of last year, it was revealed that he was in on the joke from the beginning. So the joke is over, Joaquin Phoenix needs to get back to work and the duo are pairing up for their fourth film. And they've got some fantastic talent to help them out.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Marion Cotillard Locked For 'The Dark Knight Rises' But Not As Who You Think

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2011 6:03 AM
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It was only a matter of time before Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard were confirmed for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," but the real surprise here is that the roles are quite different than what had been rumored for the past couple of months.

Watch: Subtitled Trailer For Guillaume Canet's 'Little White Lies' Starring Marion Cotillard

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 10:47 AM
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After hitting the festival circuit last year and wowing audiences in its native France where it was one of the country's highest earning films last year, an English subtitled trailer for "Little White Lies" has finally arrived.

Updated: Marion Cotillard Confirmed To Be In Discussions For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 1:56 AM
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Nothing Confirmed Just YetUpdate: THR confirms that Marion Cotillard is in discussions for "The Dark Knight Rises" but that "nothing has been confirmed yet." Christopher Nolan is apparently on the hunt for a love interest for Bruce Wayne with Kate Winslet and the previously linked Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts all reading/meeting with the director in recent weeks. Should Cotillard sign on she would start shooting in June and wrap in November. So this writer's guess that it might be a smaller role is way off -- has Bruce Wayne found his love?

Updated: Keira Knightley Replacing Marion Cotillard In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 8:30 AM
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Has Paul Giamatti Moved On Too?Well, we were once pretty excited for David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," but with the cast being switched out wholesale, our expectations have diminished. With Robert Pattinson replacing Colin Farrell earlier in the month, it suddenly didn't make much sense to have the previously attached female Marion Cotillard still on board to play his wife (she's ten years his senior). And so no surprise, it looks like she's been replaced too.

Robert Pattinson Takes Over For Colin Farrell In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2011 11:00 AM
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We have to admit, our first words upon hearing this were: "What the shit?" Haters gonna hate, but like it or not, Robert Pattinson is in a position to get things green lit, as he is taking over for Colin Farrell in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis."

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