Williams Replaces Mara In Carax’s “Annette”

Michelle Williams has joined cast of “Holy Motors” director Leos Carax’s musical “Annette” which will be the filmmaker’s next project reports The Film Stage.

Adam Driver, Rooney Mara, and Rihanna were set to star initially until both actresses dropped out during the spring. Williams is expected to take over the Mara role.

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.

Production will begin in July and run through September with Amazon to distribute it States-side when it eventually settles on a release date. Sparks will provide the music for the project.