Eva Mendes Joins Kylie Minogue In Leos Carax's 'Holly Motors'

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 25, 2011 9:33 AM
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Update: We've been informed that despite some earlier reports, Juliette Binoche is not part of the cast.

While Leos Carax -- perhaps best known for previous efforts such as “Pola X,” “Mauvais Sang” and his segment in the omnibus “Tokyo!” -- nearly done lensing his next feature length film "Holly Motors," he's adding the starriest cast member yet to help get it across the finish line.

Eva Mendes will join Juliette Binoche and Kylie Minogue in the last segment to shoot for the uniquely structured film reports Allocine. The film, set it the near future, centers around a character played by Dennis Lavant, who travels between different lives, including that of a murderer, beggar, CEO, monstrous creature and father of a family. Each cast member is playing a different role in the various "lives" of the central character, though exact details on the roles or plot are hard to come by. Jean-François Balmer rounds out the cast.

No word on release dates or anything else but the movie seems like a strong possibility for Cannes, particularly since Carax was in the mix for the Palme D’or in 1999 for “Pola X” and won Award For The Youth in 1984 for “Boy Meets Girl.” For Mendes, this continues her more indie minded streak of late -- barring her cameo of "Fast Five" -- which saw her appear in the relationship drama "Last Night" earlier this year, take a part in the forthcoming "The Place Beyond The Pines" with Ryan Gosling and now a role in this auteur's film. Certainly another interesting choice for the actress, and given the line up of talent assembled, we're definitely curious.

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3 Comments

  • Michael | October 26, 2011 12:07 PMReply

    I read a profile on Mendes a while back and she definitely has good taste in film. Her favorites are by people like the Coen brothers and Mike Leigh, so she's definitely not just some piece of eye candy bouncing between blockbusters. It may seem weird at first since (as noted) she's been friendly with Hollywood for years, but this is actually the kind of thing she'd be making all the time if she didn't have to pay the bills.

  • h | October 26, 2011 10:18 AMReply

    Wow. weird.

  • roroldam | October 26, 2011 6:06 AMReply

    Pola X was 1999, not 2009.

    It's Denis Lavant, not Dennis Lavant.

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