Marion Cotillard Replaces Michelle Williams In Leos Carax’s Long-Delayed Musical ‘Annette’; Sparks Composing Score

The Playlist | 5/15/2019 | Rodrigo Perez
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For years, French filmmaker Leos Carax has been threatening to make the English-language romantic musical “Annette” as his next project. The film went into pre-production back in 2016, but perhaps that was premature as the film never surfaced. A few months before that, Rooney Mara and Adam Driver were rumored for lead roles. Mara may have flirted with the part, but it never turned out in the end. Then Michelle Williams was cast in the role, but it appears, she’s dropped out too. The good news, they’ve found a super replacement in Marion Cotillard. Variety reports “Annette” starts shooting this summer.

Here’s the official synopsis that was revealed some years back.

ANNETTE - Feature - Comedian - Adam - Driver

ANNETTE is a musical feature which centers around a stand-up comedian (Adam Driver) whose opera singer wife (Marion Cotillard) is deceased. He finds himself alone with his 2-year-old daughter, Annette, who has a surprising gift.

Carax has been trying to get “Annette” off the ground for several years, and obviously, the production has been delayed more than...
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