Casting: Cotillard, Salazar, Janssen, Close, Grier

Marion Cotillard has joined Adam Driver in the cast of “Holy Motors” helmer Leos Carax’s English-language romantic musical “Annette” which will shoot this summer for CG Cinema. Amazon will release it in the United States.

Cotillard and Driver will star as star-crossed Hollywood lovers while rock band Sparks is composing original songs for the production with the help of celebrated music producer Marius de Vries. [Source: Variety]

The Bang Bang Girls
Rosa Salazar (“Alita: Battle Angel,” “Bird Box”) will star in and executive produce the dramedy “The Bang Bang Girls”. Lauren Schacher wrote and will direct the film which begins shooting in the Fall.

The story follows a high-school valedictorian and her two best friends, who recruit their new chemistry teacher (Salazar) to form a secret after-school sex-ed club. Bronwyn Cornelius and Stefan Nowicki will produce. [Source: THR]

Postcard Killings
Famke Janssen has joined Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the cast of crime thriller “The Postcard Killings”. Morgan plays a New York detective intent on capturing his daughter’s murderer with Janssen as the girl’s mother. Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic helms the film which is based on James Patterson and Liza Marklund’s novel.

Across Europe, newlywed couples are being targeted in a string of bizarre killings that leave the young victims bodies looking like the murders have been staged. Denis O’Hare, Naomi Battrick, Ruairi O’Connor and Cush Jumbo co-star. [Source: Variety]

Four Good Days
Glenn Close and her “Albert Nobbs” director Rodrigo Garcia are re-teaming for the drama “Four Good Days” which she and Mila Kunis will star in as mother and daughter.

Close will play Deb, a mother helping her daughter Molly (Kunis) overcome a substance addiction by trying to nurse her through four good days that will be crucial to her road to recovery. Garcia and Eli Saslow co-wrote the script with filming to begin in September in Los Angeles. [Source: The Wrap]

Coffee and Kareem
Veteran actor and comedian David Alan Grier is set to star opposite Taraji P. Henson and Ed Helms in the Michael Dowse-directed Netflix comedy “Coffee & Kareem”. Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Terrence Little Gardenhigh and Andrew ‘King Bach’ Bachelor co-star.

Shane McCarthy’s 2014 Black List script, the film follows a Detroit cop who reluctantly teams with his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son to clear his name and take down the city’s most ruthless criminal. [Source: Deadline]