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Sundance Selects Bags Cannes Favourite ‘Two Days, One Night’

Marion Cotillard

The Cannes Film Festival isn’t just a way of promoting and screening film, but also a chance for companies to buy up films for future distribution. Sundance Selects has taken up this opportunity and has acquired the US distribution rights for TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, set to be directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

French beauty Marion Cotillard (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, LA VIE EN ROSE) signed onto the cast list back in February and will be taking on the lead role. She will play Sandra, a lady who has only one weekend to save her job and has to convince her fellow colleagues to forfeit their bonuses for her to keep working. Cotillard will co-star alongside Olivier Gourmet (READ MY LIPS) and Fabrizio Rongione (THE CHILD).

From this tiny plot description, I’m guessing this will be a dark comedy. However, since it will star the very serious Cotillard the film could go either way!

Filming for TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT is set to take place in Belgium this summer.

Source: Deadline

Considering Jazmine grew up watching CARRY ON SCREAMING, THE LION KING and JURASSIC PARK on repeat for weeks on end, it made sense for her to study film at London South Bank University. It’s also a good thing that her course requires a lot of sitting down because she’s very accident-prone. When she’s not examining her bruises, she likes pretending that she doesn’t live in Southend-On-Sea and spends hours mindlessly blogging. Favourite films include BLUE VALENTINE, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND and TOY STORY 2.