‘Annette’ Trailer: Leos Carax’s Sparks Musical Stars Adam Driver And Marion Cotillard

Amazon is investing a lot into Leos Carax’s star-studded musical Annette. Led by Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, the film is set to make a big splash at Cannes as the opener. Along with that cast, the music is by Sparks duo Ron and Russell Mael who are suddenly everywhere as the subject of Edgar Wright’s acclaimed documentary The Sparks Brothers.

With all of that in mind, Amazon has now dropped another trailer for Annette, showing off Driver and Cotillard’s musical talents. The story of a stand-up comedian and renowned opera singer whose lives are changed by their daughter’s birth is based on an original idea by Sparks.

SYNOPSIS: Los Angeles, today. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. With the birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down. A film by visionary director Leos Carax (Holy Motors), with a story & music by Ron & Russell Mael of Sparks, this original musical is a journey of love, passion & fame.

Annette will debut in theaters on August 6th, followed by Amazon Prime on August 20th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.