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Casting Watch: Marion Cotillard to Spend 'Deux Jours, Une Nuit' with the Dardenne Brothers

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 25, 2013 at 1:37PM

Marion Cotillard is set to star in the Dardenne brothers' "Deux Jours, Une Nuit" ("Two Days, One Night"), scheduled to begin production in Belgium this summer. Cotillard will play a woman tasked with convincing her colleagues over the course of one weekend to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
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Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard is set to star in the Dardenne brothers' "Deux Jours, Une Nuit" ("Two Days, One Night"), scheduled to begin production in Belgium this summer. Cotillard will play a woman tasked with convincing her colleagues over the course of one weekend to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.

Longtime Dardenne collaborator Fabrizio Rongione ("The Kid with a Bike," "Lorna's Silence") will play Cotillard's husband. All other details are still under wraps.

After starring in 2012's "Rust and Bone" as an irrevocably injured whale trainer and in "The Dark Knight Rises" as Batman's femme fatale, Cotillard has James Gray's "Lowlife" in the 2013 pipeline, with Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoenix, as well as hubby Guillaume Canet's thriller "Blood Ties," with Zoe Saldana and Mila Kunis.

Cotillard is also reportedly circling Benoit Jacquot's adaptation of Octave Mirbeau's devilishly perverse upstairs-downstairs portrait "Diary of a Chambermaid."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.