Leos Carax’s Musical ‘Annette’ Is Happening With Adam Driver, Rihanna (But Not Rooney Mara)

by Charles Bramesco March 15, 2017 @ 10:10 AM
Have you seen Holy Motors? If not, add it to your to-watch list post-haste. French filmmaker Leos Carax’s bizarro collection of connected vignettes follows a odd man named Mr. Oscar as he goes about his day enacting a series of elaborate role playing scenarios, from a facially-scarred hitman to a hair-eating troll to a motion-capture technician creating an alien phantom. I’m not selling it all that well, but trust me when I say there’s a reason it usually ends up in conversations about the finest films of our young millennium. And continue trusting me when I tell you that news of another feature project from the less-than-prolific Carax is ample reason to prick up your ears and pay attention.

Adam Driver and Rooney Mara and Maybe Rihanna Starring in a Movie by ‘Holy Motors’ Director Leos Carax, and It’s Going to Be Amazing

by Emma Stefansky November 4, 2016 @ 4:38 PM
Clemens Bilan, Mike Coppola, Getty Images
In a turn of events that gives evidence that maybe the world isn’t so terrible after all, Rooney Mara and Adam Driver are going to be starring in a movie together. They’ve both been on the up and up for a while, Mara giving incredible performances in dramas like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and last year’s Carol, and Driver ping-ponging back and forth between franchise and indie, as he’ll star in the next two Star Wars episodes and was also lauded for his a critically acclaimed performance in this year’s Paterson. The two have signed on to play lovers in Annette.