Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard begin filming on Amazon’s Annette
Staff Reporter | On 13, Oct 2019
Filming is now underway on Amazon’s latest star-studded original film, Annette.
The movie, directed by Leos Carax, stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. They play a stand-up comedian and a modern opera star, who become star-crossed lovers. They are joined by Florence Foster Jenkins’ Simon Helberg as a conductor.
The project, which has been in the works for years, marks the first English-language production from the Holy Motors director. The story originated from US rock band Sparks, which scripted the movie as well as composed original songs for it. La La Land’s Marius de Vries will be executive music producer on the movie, which will play out in song.
Charles Gillibert’s (Personal Shopper) CG Cinema, Driver and Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu (The Jesus Rolls) of Tribus P Films are producing, with Amazon Studios distributing the picture in the USA. The UK doesn’t have a distributor in place yet.
Filming began this week, and will span Belgium, Germany and Los Angeles. The project has already made headlines, though, after Carax’s dog went missing on set and Driver recorded an appeal to find him on Instagram.