Marion Cotillard won Best Actress as Edith Piaf in La vie en rose five years ago, but Rust & Bone star didn’t make the final five this year.
Nevertheless, French actress has signed on to star in the Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s upcoming feature Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days One Night).
The ever-brilliant Cotillard will play Sandra, a young woman who, with a bit of help from her husband has only one weekend to convince her employers to turn down their bonuses so she can keep her job.
Belgian thesp and long-time Dardennes collaborator Fabrizio Rongione (The Kid with a Bike) will co-star with Cotillard in a supporting role, as her husband.
The further details for this social drama are being kept under wraps, but we predict Two Days, One Night will be extremely consistent film as the Dardenne brothers are not likely to switch things up that much.
The film based on the original script by the Dardennes is set to begin shooting early this summer in the Wallonie region of Belgium and is slated for 2014 Cannes Film Festival.