Things are finally moving ahead on the live-action, big-screen adaptation of Ubisoft’s hit videogame series Assassin’s Creed. The Michael Fassbender-starrer has just added Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard as the movie’s (assumed) leading lady.
Cotillard won an Academy Award for playing French singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, but she is most probably known to genre fans as Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises. Although Cotillard’s character is currently being kept under wraps, she is expected to reprise her role for multiple films, as the movie is set to become another big Hollywood movie franchise. Assassin’s Creed tells the story of a secret order of assassins (the good guys) fighting off the Templars (the bad guys) over the centuries.
Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed will be reuniting Cotillard and Fassbender, who starred together in Macbeth, which’ll be released later this year and was also directed by Kurzel.
The movie will begin production this fall. It is set to be released on Dec. 21, 2016. How do you like the casting of Marion Cotillard in Assassin’s Creed?