Marion Cotillard joins Adam Driver in Annette musical

Actress Marion Cotillard is warming up her vocal pipes for a new movie musical.
The French beauty will join Star Wars’ Adam Driver in Annette, in which they will portray star-crossed lovers, reports Variety.
The project, directed by Leos Carax, will also feature original songs by rock band Sparks, whill top producer Marius de Vries, who has previously worked on La La Land and Moulin Rouge!, will serve as musical director.
Production is set to begin this summer (19).
Cotillard has previously shown off her vocals as French icon Edith Piaf in the 2007 biopic La Vie en Rose, which earned her the Best Actress Oscar, and in 2001 movie Les Jolies Choses, for which she co-wrote and performed the track La Fille De Joie.
She has also worked on songs with musicians Hawksley Workman, rockers Yodelice, and Franz Ferdinand.
The news of her casting in Annette emerges shortly after it was revealed that she had dropped out of Jessica Chastain’s all-star spy thriller 355. Cotillard had joined Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in France to announce the new project, but has since cited personal reasons for her exit.
Her replacement has yet to be unveiled.