Can we take a few moments to talk about how Marion Cotillard may possibly have the best career in Hollywood right now. Well, maybe that is misleading, since one of the things that makes her career so wonderful is that it doesn't rest on Hollywood's shoulders. She's one of those rare cases where an actress has actually carved out a BETTER career for herself post Oscar-win. I know that that statement sounds odd, since winning an Oscar is supposed to be this great career achievement, but look what it did for Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and a slew of others who seemed to disappear or become relegated to shitty roles in shitty movies. Theron has had a resurgence as of late, but her immediate post-Oscar career was messy.
Cotillard took that Oscar and went on to pick great projects, great roles, great directors and only continues to add to that resume. Since winning in 2007 for her role in La Vie en Rose, she has gone on to work with directors like Michael Mann, Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh, Rob Marshall and Jacques Audiard. She has films set to release this year with James Gray and Guillaume Canet and she has films in the works with Justin Kurzel and THE DARDENNE BROTHERS!!!
And that is what we're here to talk about.
These pics were found online this week and I couldn't wait to post them:
Not only this, but now we have a plot for the film, which is entitled Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit):
Cotillard will play Sandra, who “helped by her husband, has only a weekend to track down her colleagues and convince them to renounce their bonuses so she can keep her job”.
The film is based on an original screenplay by the Dardenne brothers.
Belgian actor and long-time Dardennes collaborator Fabrizio Rongione (The Kid with a Bike, Lorna’s Silence, Rosetta) will co-star as Sandra’s husband.
I'm super excited for this. I love The Dardenne Brothers and I honestly consider Marion Cotillard to be the finest actress working today. Her range is impeccable and her choice in roles has to be the best in the business right now. From Batman to sci-fi to Shakespeare to gangster flicks to musicals to biopics to quirky comedies and intense dramatic romances, this girl can do EVERYTHING!