Starring Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye, and Gaspard Ulliel.
While many presumed that Xavier Dolan‘s next movie would be the Jessica Chastain-starring “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” the writer/director has a sneak attack planned with a star-studded new picture that begins filming next month.
…Inspired by the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce, the story will follow a writer who returns home after a twelve-year absence to announce his impending death, and the reunion with his family that follows.
Production on the movie will begin at the end of May — right after Dolan finishes his Cannes Film Festival jury duties, we reckon — and then this fall, he’ll transition to shooting ‘Donovan.’ In the press release he describes ‘Monde’ as the bridge between his past work and his much bigger-scaled film with Chastain, and either way, with two movies on the way from Dolan, we’re pretty damn thrilled.
Whoa. I just recently started catching up on his work, and I really like what I have seen so far. And he’s so young! What a talent.
I haven’t (to my knowledge) seen any of his work but that cast is to die for
Whaaaat?!?!?! Xavier Dolan and Marion Cotillard working together?!?!?! The world just got a little bit better… Please let this be at least as good as “Mommy”!!!!!
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Laurence Anyways had my curiosity but with Mommy Xavier Dolan caught my attention. I’m very much looking forward to anything that comes out of that crazy, kinda disturbed but extremely talented mind. Mommy is a movie for the ages and 2014’s best (tied with Whiplash). I’m very excited to see the wonders Cotillard, Seydoux and Ulliel will do in their roles!
First picture of Marion Cotillard from Xavier Dolan’s upcoming ‘It’s Only The End of the World’.
Filming began at the end of May after Dolan’s jury duties at Cannes. It can be expected that this film could be wrapped and ready to go by Cannes 2016 before he gets into filming ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’ with Jessica Chastain, Kit Harrington, and Kathy Bates. Exciting times for fans of the young and very talented Xavier Dolan.