April 6th, 2010
11:45 AM ET

Cotillard will not replace Bruni in Woody Allen film

Rumors that Marion Cotillard would be replacing Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the French president's wife, in the next Woody Allen film are untrue, according to Allen's rep.

The yet unnamed movie is due to start shooting in Paris, France, this summer. Bruni is an Italian ex-model and will still be playing a part in the movie. Oscar winner Cotillard, who is French, will also have a role in the film, the rep says.

According to IMDB.com, Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson will appear in the summer project as well.

Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Woody Allen

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  1. dave

    To the posters AS & Lisa,
    I feel so sorry for you both. You are ignorant, uneducated, lost, and misguided souls. I know it is difficult to recognize good work when you are constantly gorging yourself with the typical formula films that are like fast food...have another Big Mac and turn on one of your mind-numbing, stultifying movies. Enjoy!

    April 7, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. D-man

    look at me... i'm clever and ironic because i think woody sucks and he never made a good movie. la la la la... look at me everyone. i'm so cool. ha. sad little morons seeking attention. did you know that every time you write something stupid to get attention... an angel dies from cancer

    April 7, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bob Smith

    The original story was not that Bruni had lost her role, but that Cotillard would be getting a bigger one.... The much loved Carla deserves her success because of her massive artistic talent, and no-one has ever suggested otherwise..... The much loved Carla will be playing a small, power crazed statesman's wife with a plastic face (the wife has the plastic face. The statesman is just small and power crazed)

    April 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dDough

    Woody Allen, is one of the best directors of all time.
    He has clearly defined what it means to be an artist and a neurotic New Yorker. Mr. Allen is a powerful artist, people either love or hate him, there is no in-between. I am lover, don't be a hater. Haters, when you produce as much quality work as he has and recognized your greatness by winning Academy Awards, then you will be credible enough to criticize such great artists.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JSinPhilly

    @ anyone that said Woody Allen "sucks". LOL. Next time just type in "I know nothing" and you will get your point across much quicker.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Think for Yourself

    Really? Woody doesn't do good films and talented actors do not need him? Have you ever seen one of his movies, or do you just read the tabloid articles about him? Most open minded people would consider movies like Manhattan, Hannah and her Sisters, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Bullets Over Broadway, etc. quality drama/comedy.

    He obvioulsy has also done some bad movies as well, but a blanket statement that his movies are terrible is ridiculous.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caio

      Hi there Leslie, Your newsletters are just pakced chock full of great info, and are very readable. I keep them in my inbox until I have just about every word!Thank you for all the great tips you offer.I look forward to keeping up with your blog as well.As far as the quote goes:YEAH WOODY!All the best for this new year and decade,debra dismanArtiFactory Studio

      April 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Koreanwarbaby

    Actually, I've always thought of Woody as a genius, but I'm not sure now that I see he's casting Owen Wilson in his movie!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shawn

    Ah-ha. I see the typical, culturally ignorant Philistines are here trolling about how Woody Allen "sucks." Do these people know *anything* about the art of cinema? Woody Allen is an iconic genius whose writing and character studies are unmatched.

    Put down "Transformers" and pick up "Manhattan."

    April 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ethan

      Pretty hilarious!Does make a good point thguoh: who the hell is going to pay someone to cook/clean/organize closets/make you exercise/walk your dog in the coming lean times?Better get some skills folks!-DavePPgh PA

      April 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. david

    All real actors want to be in a Woody film, because they know it will be a great character. Those who say he sucks have clearly never watched his films. I really don't like it when someone slams an artist without knowing his work. Shallow.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jack Snit

    Not true! The Fifth Republic will stand or fall because of this. And I liked Bananas and Sleeper, you know, the early, funny ones....

    And that line from the Tolstoy parody, someone comes in and says, "Napoleon has invaded Russia!"
    "Why, did he run out of Courvoisier?"

    April 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Eve Lynne

    Didn't even realize Woody was still making films. Whoops.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lisa

    I second that! These young talented actors do not need a looser like Woody A. in their careers.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. AS

    Who cares? How is this news. And Woody Allen sucks. He has never directed, writen, or produced anything that was worth a d@mn.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |

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