Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has joined New Regency and Ubisoft’s historical action adventure Assassin’s Creed, based on the best-selling video game franchise.
Cotillard (Dark Knight Rises, Inception) will play an as yet unknown role opposite her ‘Macbeth’ co-star Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past).
Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel will direct ‘Assassin’s Creed’ which follows a present-day bartender who is able to access the memories of his ancestors to retrieve powerful and dangerous artifacts.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed video game has sold over 91 million units.
Production will begin in early fall for a December 21, 2016 release through 20th Century Fox, and the film is being co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Pictures.
Regency and Ubisoft are also moving quickly on ‘Splinter Cell’, which Doug Liman will direct with Tom Hardy starring.
Cotillard is currently starring in ‘Two Days, One Night’, for which she is up for an Academy Award.