Four years ago Leos Carax astonished everyone with the jaw-dropping and bonkers “Holy Motors”. Now, at last, he’s about to return with word today that pre-production is underway on a musical film titled “Annette”.
The news comes from the American Film Market via Screen, 123 Casting and The Playlist who indicate that filming begins in December. The tale follows the tragic story of a stand-up comedian whose opera singer wife is deceased. He finds himself alone with his two-year-old daughter who has a surprising gift.
At last report last year, Adam Driver and Rooney Mara were said to be circling roles. Whether that’s still the case is unclear, Mara especially is unlikely as she’s slated to do “The Childhood of a Leader” director Brady Corbet’s musical “Von Lux” in February.