Marion Cotillard to Star With Brad Pitt in Robert Zemeckis’ Spy Thriller

Marion Cotillard
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Marion Cotillard is in negotiations to co-star with Brad Pitt in Paramount, New Regency and Graham King’s untitled period spy thriller.

Robert Zemeckis is directing the pic from a script by Steven Knight.

King, who first developed the project and brought it to Pitt, will produce alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. The project will be produced through King’s GK Films banner with New Regency. Executive producers are Knight, Jack Rapke, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan.

The logline for Knight’s script is being kept under wraps.

The pairing of Pitt and Cotillard was almost not meant to be as the shoot date for this movie did not initially work with Cotillard’s schedule. She will next shoot the Fox and New Regency action pic “Assassin’s Creed” with Michael Fassbender.

Production for “Assassin’s Creed” begins at the end of the summer and would have overlapped with the Pitt film, which was originally intended to shoot in the fall.

Zemeckis and Pitt asked the studio if production could be pushed so Zemeckis could do press for his TriStar biopic “The Walk” this fall, while Pitt plans to squeeze in the satirical military comedy “War Machine,” which Netflix just acquired for distribution.

Production moved to the first quarter of 2016, allowing Cotillard to join Pitt in the film.

She most recently finished shooting “Macbeth” alongside Fassbender, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She is repped by CAA and Agence Adequat.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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  1. sebastianmh says:

    Reblogged this on Hoskins | Dieuvil P.C. and commented:
    She’s back…

  2. emma135 says:

    I used to hope Marion and Brad work together and my dream comes true!! Damn!!

  3. Jack says:

    I would LOVE to see Marion Cotillard and Cate Blanchett work together.

  4. Matt says:

    Can’t stand Pitt’s smug face, I wish he was replaced! Great for Cotillard though, she will be more than the useless girlfriend of the lead according to the plot on Wikileaks, it was about time for her to have an interesting role in an American film who isn’t a poor victim neither the typical girlfriend role, and before someone mentions Lady Macbeth, it was a British film.

  5. Marion Cotillard is the most interesting actress at the moment.

    She already worked with DiCaprio, Day-Lewis, Fassbender and now is going to work with Pitt.

    I really hope to see her being also teamed up with amazing woman like: Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, Lupita Nyong’o, Rachel Weisz ;)

  6. Stergios says:

    I mean seriously is there anyone who doesn’t want to work with Marion Cotillard at this point? This lady is just in a league of her own, shifting from arthouse projects (both foreign and not) to commercial juggernauts with an ease that feels almost surreal. I hope to God she signs for this because her and Pitt is a match made in heaven. Word has it she’s friends with Angelina Jolie so maybe there’s a chance to watch her being directed by Angelina in the future.

    • Tom says:

      Directed by Angelina? Please, NOOOOOOOOO! There are still great directors in the world! Much better than this wannabe.

      • Stergios says:

        Well, definitely couldn’t disagree with you on that. I just read somewhere about them being close and admiring each other so I wouldn’t exclude the possibility. Hopefully Marion sticks with directors of Zemeckis’, Nolan’s and Dardennes’ quality.

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