As Leos Carax’s Adam Driver Musical ‘Annette’ Finally Starts Shooting, What Took So Long?

As announced this month, French director Leos Carax’s “Annette” is finally in production after years of stops and starts.

Carax’s first feature since 2012’s “Holy Motors” and his first full-on English-language film, “Annette” is a musical set in Los Angeles that will feature original music from the ’70s rock band Sparks and tells a love story between a stand-up comic (Adam Driver) and an opera star (Marion Cotillard).

Also joining the cast is Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”) in a role mysteriously dubbed “The Conductor.”Both actors do their own singing.

And Cotillard brought tragic singer Edith Piaf lovingly back to life for 2007’s “La Vie En Rose,” which earned her a Best Actress Academy Award.

Adding to the intrigue, music producer Marius de Vries — known for his work on “La La Land,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “Cats” — will collaborate with Sparks.Amazon Studios has the U.S.

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