Marion Cotillard joins cast of Assassin's Creed movie, release date finally confirmed
The Dark Knight Rises star Marion Cotillard has been cast alongside Michael Fassbender in the hugely anticipated Hollywood adaptation of hit video game Assassin's Creed.
Fassbender has long been attached to star and produce the adaptation, but now Cotillard has joined him in signing on for the movie, reports Deadline.
Assassin's Creed, which has sold over 91 million copies in its history, will be directed by Snowtown's Justin Kurzel, who is currently finishing work on a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, which also stars both Fassbender and Cotillard.
The movie will follow the fortunes of convicted criminal, who is recruited by a company named Abstergo to explore the mind of his ancestor in order to recover a sacred artifact. Fassbender will take the lead role, which will span multiple generations and time periods, Cotillard's role is expected to be similarly long-lasting.
The film will go into production later this year, with a release date of December 21st in 2016 now confirmed for the movie.