Melanie Laurent

  1. Sara Forestier, Quelques jours en septembre, Italy-France-Portugal, 2006      Sara, the César-winning new find substituted the fast rising Mélanie in the Argentean Santiago Amigorena’s directing debut after 26 scripts in eight years.
  2. Marion Cotillard, Allied, 2016.      Spies in love. During WWII. Sounds better than it turned out. On the suggestion list for Brad Pitt’s lover, were the top French suspects. Laurent (a Tarantino favourite), Cotillard’s usual deputy, Bérénice Bejo, Adèle Exarchopoulos (too young), Léa Seydoux, Mélanie Thierry. And three ex-Canal Plus TV weather girls, actresses all, performing sketches, jokes, japes, before the weather forecast and winning films galore as a result: Louise Bourgoin (16 movies in seven years), Canadian Charlotte Le Bon (16 in nine), Pauline Lefèvre and, the most talented, Doria Tellier… she wrote her own film, Monsieur et Madame Adelmann, 2016.
  3. Zoey Deutch, Why Him? 2016.  Here’s the pitch.  We re-tool Meet the Parents… only thii time, we have Ben Stiller  playing  De Niro’s  father of the intended  bride.  Fun, no?   No!   Also seen for Stiller’s daughter were Jordanna Brewster, Bryce Dallas Howard and French star (and director)  Melanie Laurent… which would have surely led to a change of Pa or Ma, non?

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