Adam Driver And Marion Cotillard Starring In Annette

Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard

by James White |
Published on

With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, it's somehow fitting that there's good news to share about the next film from a fest favourite, albeit one who only shows up every few years. With Adam Driver still attached to star, Marion Cotillard has joined the cast of Leos Carax' Annette.

Sparks band members Ron Mael and Russell Mael wrote the film and have been at work on original songs. The story follows a stand-up comedian called Henry (Driver) who is faced with the reality of taking care of his 2-year-old daughter after his opera singer wife dies (Cotillard). But he soon realizes that his little girl has a special gift.

Caras has been trying to put this one together for a few years now, setting up a version in 2017 that would have starred Driver and Rooney Mara. She's since dropped out when financing issues delayed production and the director has had to wait for Driver to be more available after his commitments to Star Wars and his other jobs. The cameras should finally be rolling this summer.

Driver will next be seen in The Dead Don't Die (which just kicked off Cannes), out on 12 July. Cotillard is one of the animal voices for The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle, which should be with us on 31 January next year.

Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, click here to subscribe to Empire on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us