Assassin’s Creed film casts Marion Cotillard opposite Michael Fassbender
The long-awaited ‘Assassin’s Creed’ film has added another high-profile name to the cast-list, Marion Cotillard has agreed to star opposite Michael Fassbender in the upcoming film-adaptation of the popular game franchise.
Fans of Cotillard may know her best from her Academy Award nominated performance as Sandra in “Two Days, One Night,” she was up for the Best Actress award at the time. No stranger to the genre, Cotillard was also Miranda in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and will be starring as Lady Macbeth in a new production of Macbeth that just finished filming (that film also stars Michael Fassbender). Other projects that have wrapped up and are currently awaiting release include ‘The Little Prince,’ where Cotillard will voice The Rose, ‘A Rigged World’ in which will lend her voice as Avril, and Mal de pierres which has not yet begun production.
Fassbender is currently finishing up his role as Steve Jobs in the new film ‘Steve Jobs,’ he will also be reprising his role as Magneto in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ and is expected to star as David in ‘Prometheus 2’.
Owned by Ubisoft, the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ has been in the works for years, it was only recently that the project made headlines when casting Fassbender in the lead. New Regency will be taking control of the live-action adaptation, but production still lags behind other big-name films in the genre. As of right now the film is scheduled to begin filming near the end of 2016, still a long way off at this point. Justin Kurzel will be directing the film, which was once scheduled to release in the summer of 2015. As for the new Assassin’s Creed film, the screenplay will be co-written by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper.
Frank Marshall, Arnon Milchan, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Conor McCaughan, Fassbender and Pat Crowley are attached as producers on the project. More information on other castings in the film, and hopefully a firm release date, will be announced when the film enters into production.