Marion Cotillard joins Adam Driver in 'Annette'

Marion Cotillard stars in Guillaume Canet's 'We'll End Up Together.'

The Oscar-winning actress of "La Vie en Rose" will make her return to the music world in Leos Carax's upcoming feature "Annette," which has long been in development. Marion Cotillard will star opposite Adam Driver in the film set to start shooting this summer. 

Rihanna, Rooney Mara, and Michelle Williams were considered for "Annette," but it's French actress Marion Cotillard who will play opposite Adam Driver in the rom-com musical, according to Variety. The film, directed by Leos Carax, will be shot in English starting in August.

Marion Cotillard will headline with Adam Driver, star of the current "Star Wars" trilogy. The actors will play star-crossed lovers in the ruthless world of Hollywood. The plot centers on the couple as well as the incredible destiny of their daughter Annette.

The feature-length musical reunites rock group Sparks, which will compose the film's soundtrack with the help of Marius de Vries, the music producer known for his work on "La La Land," "Moulin Rouge," and "Cats."

Currently on screen in "We'll End Up Together," Guillaume Canet's sequel to "Little White Lies," Marion Cotillard is also lending her voice to the American production of "The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle," in theaters in early 2020. Adam Driver remains a Hollywood favorite and currently features in Jim Jarmusch's latest, "The Dead Don't Die," which opened the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.