Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) has been cast in Amazon’s musical romance Annette.
He will join leads Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in the film which follow star-crossed lovers: a stand-up comedian (Driver) and a modern opera star (Cotillard), with both Driver and Cotillard doing their own singing. Helberg will take the role of ‘The Conductor’.
Leos Carax will direct in his first English language film with U.S. rock band Sparks scripting the movie and composing original songs. Celebrated music producer Marius de Vries will serve as executive music producer.
Co-producing are Fabian Gasmia (Detail Films), Benoit Roland (Wrong Men), Geneviève Lemal (Scope Pictures) Kenzo Horikoshi (Eurospace) and Julio Chavezmontes (Piano). The feature is made in association with Amazon Studios, Arte and Canal +. Release will be 2020.