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Amazon Acquires ‘ANNETTE’ Starring Adam Driver and Rihanna

March 14, 2017


Amazon Studios announced that they’ve acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to ANNETTE, a music-filled drama to be directed by Leos Carax, starring Adam Driver and Rihanna.

Rooney Mara was previously attached to the project, but had to pass it due to other commitment. The producers are now looking for another female lead.

This film marks Carax’s English-language debut. The script was written by and features original songs by Sparks, the art-rock band founded in 1971 by Ron and Russell Mael. Bruno Pesery is producing via his Paris-set banner Arena Films, Swiss company Vega, Japan’s Eurospace, and Belgium’s Wrong Men co-producing.

Production will begin this spring across several international locations, including Los Angeles.



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