I don't know what I have done to deserve this, but news broke today that Xavier Dolan's next film will not be the film he's formulating with the one who has yet to wow me, Jessica Chastain, but is actually going to be A FILM WITH THE GREATEST ACTRESS OF OUR TIME; Marion Cotillard! I have dreamed of this pairing rather vocally here a few times, even suggesting it here, and so this news is something truly out of my dreams. My lips to God's ears. Like, how many times can you say that? Apparently this starts filming after Dolan wraps up his jury duties at Cannes, and this is said to be a bridge between his previous work and the larger scale production of his Chastain flick. The rest of the cast includes Lea Seydoux (like, OMG) and Vincent Cassel, so this is bound to be epic. Now, we can only pray that a competent US distributor realizes that Dolan's films NEED TO BE SEEN IN AMERICA and actually gets this in our theaters! Based on Jean-Luc Lagarce's stageplay, this sounds incredible. It looks like the film centers around writer who is dying (presumably of AIDS, from what I can gather from the small synopsis of the play) and who comes to visit his family after many years of absence only to stir up past emotions, and is said to be partly inspired by the Biblical account of The Prodigal Son and the story of Cain and Abel. I'd assume that Cotillard and Seydoux are playing the sisters, Suzanne and Catherine. Either way, this is sure to be my most anticipated film of whatever year it is released in!