French star Marion Cotillard, who won an Oscar for her performance in Edith-Piaf biopic “La Vie en Rose,” is set to take the leading role in Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth.” She replaces Natalie Portman who was announced for the part at Cannes.
Cotillard will play opposite Michael Fassbender (“Shame”).
One of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, “Macbeth” is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader, set amid the war-torn 11th Century Scotland.
The romance-filled epic is produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman at See-Saw Films. The pair’s production credits include Oscar-winning “The King’s Speech” and “Shame.”
“Cotillard has proven extraordinary versatility through her stunning performances in ’La Vie en Rose’ and ‘Rust and Bone.’ Casting her as Lady Macbeth alongside Michael Fassbender will bring a fresh and exciting dynamic to the story of lovers pulled apart by war and ambition,” said Canning.
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