The first image for Macbeth (with co-star Michael Fassbender) has been released. Enjoy it in our gallery!
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Marion is the testimony of Lady Dior Bags once again this year. Enjoy below the photoshoot outtakes from it.
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“I thought there was something very beautiful about exploring a melodrama from a female protagonist’s perspective because all of a sudden I would be free from the constraints of, what I would call, macho posturing, male behavior and get straight to the emotional heart of it,” director James Gray said last fall of his upcoming drama “The Immigrant,” which stars Marion Cotillard.
Also starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, the set-in-1920s New York movie, gorgeously shot byDarius Khondji, will see release this spring by The Weinstein Company on May 2nd. The opening will be a limited release in New York and L.A. and yes, it’s not going VOD; at least right now. And it’s no longer aRadius/TWC release (the company changed gears on that decision). The film will begin to expand after that.
Included in the list of our 21 Best Films Of 2014 We’ve Already Seen, “The Immigrant” chronicles Polish émigré Ewa (Marion Cotillard), who comes to America with her ailing sister through New York’s famous immigration port Ellis Island and then becomes entwined in the lives of two men: a manipulative pimp (Phoenix) and a kind magician (Renner). A mature and thoughtful morality tale the movie explores—in a measured and elegant manner—the idea of forgiving those who are seemingly beyond salvation (read our review of the film from Cannes here).
In other release date news, Sony has changed the date of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi comedy “Chappie” ever so slightly. Originally due on March 27, 2015, the movie has now been bumped up three weeks to March 6, 2015, where it will face off against “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2″ and Fox’s just-dated Untitled Vince Vaughnmovie.
Probably the closest the Belgian auteur siblings have ever gotten to a “mainstream” film (though its French language will ensure its place in arthouses, instead of multiplexes), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Two Days, One Night” is notable not just for being the next effort from the usually flawless filmmakers, but also boasting a major name in the lead role, in what sounds like an unusually topical movie from the directors.
Marion Cotillard stars in the movie, and the first images from flick have arrived. Fabrizio Rongione and Olivier Gourmet co-star in the film that follows a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job. It sounds like the Dardennes will be lending a commentary on the economic crises that have gripped Europe the past few years, in what already sounds like a potentially wrenching tale.
Sundance Selects already has the U.S. rights for the movie, and while there’s no release date yet, you can probably go ahead and assume it’ll be at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
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Michael Fassbender + Marion Cotillard + “Macbeth” = ticket sold as far we’re concerned, and while we can’t wait to see the result (it’s one our 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014… if it gets finished and released in time) we remain very curious about the approach. The Shakespeare play is one of the most frequently performed and adapted, though not so much for the big screen, and the Bard has always proven flexible to filmmakers who push his material to the edge. However, what we weren’t perhaps expecting is that “the Scottish play” will have French flavor.
Chatting with John Cameron Mitchell in Interview magazine, Cotillard revealed she’s keeping her French accent for her turn as Lady Macbeth. Here’s what she had to say:
COTILLARD: Oh, yeah. And, it is really tough. It’s tough already for someone who speaks English. But we really tried to stick to the original text, which is inspiring because he wrote the words, but also because there is a rhythm and an energy that fits with the emotion and the purpose of what he says. But, of course, I couldn’t do it by myself. I need someone to work with; they want to keep a flavor of my French accent, because when they offered me the part, I told [director Justin Kurzel] … Well, he knew—
MITCHELL: You’re not going to be Scottish.
COTILLARD: [laughs] Yes. [Kurzel] thought it was interesting to have, like, an exotic flavor to the accent. So I asked, “Do you really think it’s interesting? Or do you think I will never be able to totally erase my French accent and be totally Scottish?” [Mitchell laughs] And he said, “No, no, no, we really think it’s interesting.” I don’t know if it was true, but I’m doing it, so…
So get out the pitchforks? Or is this a smart idea to allow director Justin Kurzel to break out the expectations of what “Macbeth” has to be? We’re sure you have an opinion so sound off below.
I’ve added outtakes from the Interview Magazine of March 2014. Enjoy them in our gallery!
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