According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marion Cotillard has signed to star opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's A Good Year, based on the novel by Peter Mayle. Tom Hollander also will join the cast, which includes Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart and Didier Bourdon.
Scripted by Marc Klein, the film is about failed London banker Max Skinner (Crowe), who moves to Provence, France, to tend a vineyard he inherited from his uncle (Finney). There, he encounters Cotillard's character, a beautiful California woman who says she is a long-lost cousin and lays claim to the property. Hollander plays a pompous, scheming real estate broker.
Cotillard, a French actress best known for her roles in Tim Burton's Big Fish and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement, also stars in Abel Ferrara's Mary, set to hit the Venice-Deauville-Toronto circuit next month.