Carax’s “Annette” Loses Mara & Rihanna

Both Rihanna and Rooney Mara have reportedly exited the next project from French arthouse master Leos Carax (“Holy Motors”). Adam Driver remains slated to star in the film, titled “Annette,”which is described as a musical.

Marking Carax’s English-language debut, the story revolves around a stand-up comedian, whose opera-singer wife is deceased, and his two-year-old daughter who has a surprising gift.

New tracks by the band Sparks will be incorporated into the film which begins production this spring. Driver will reportedly jump right into this following wrapping up on Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”.

Sources: Pitchfork, Indiewire