After the amazing year Adam Driver has just had, with a plethora of films being released, I took a look at his IMDB page to see what he’s up to for the next year.
My previous post has already discussed a movie, currently in pre-production, called The Last Duel.
However, IMDB also list a film called ‘Annette’, and this one is currently in post-production.
Now, I’ve known about this film for some time, and it’s become a little notorious with the leading lady changing hands several times.
Rihanna and Rooney Mara were both cast but both dropped out. Michelle Williams was cast but had to drop out when the project got stuck in development. Kristen Stewart was also offered the lead but thankfully she declined because she thinks she can’t sing. The lead finally went to Marion Cotillard.
I am over the moon that Kristen Stewart declined. I make no bones about the fact that I can’t stand her as an actress and can’t think of a worse leading lady for Adam.
Anyway, I digress.
The description of this film has always intrigued me.
A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife, have a 2 year old daughter with a surprising gift.
1 – Adam as a stand-up comedian.
2 – Adam as a daddy is always good.
But last night I was a little bored and I started to read a little bit more.
When I got to the trivia section, one statement stood out.
The film features no dialogue, but is instead a sung-through musical.
No, no, no, no, no, noooooooo!!!!!
Now don’t get me wrong, I like a good musical.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Calamity Jane, Singing in the Rain, type musicals. Dialogue interspersed with songs.
What I am not fond of are musicals that are entirely sung, a la Les Mis!
The only thing I am clinging onto now is the fact that after seeing Adam in ‘Marriage Story’, I know Adam can actually hold a tune! He may not be a technically great singer but he can belt out a show tune and actually stay IN tune!
As a stan of Adams, I know I will go and see this film.
So far he hasn’t done anything I’ve hated. In fact most of his stuff is quirky and fun or exciting or downright Oscar worthy!
I will hold my view of this film until I have actually seen it.
I’m a little bit nervous.
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