Marion Cotillard & Joaquin Phoenix: 'Low Life' Leads!
Synopsis: Marion “will play a woman attempting to immigrate from Poland. Her American dream turns into a nightmare. While sailing to Ellis Island and a new start, her sister grows deathly ill and she is forced to trade sexual favors for medicine and food to keep her sister alive. Once they land, she is warned to keep quiet about what happened … With no place to go, she falls prey to a charming sleazebag (Phoenix), who persuades her to turn tricks in New York.”
Jeremy Renner is reportedly in discussions to play the third lead as Joaquin‘s character’s cousin, who “is her best chance to escape the nightmarish life she has fallen into.”
James Gray, who previously worked on We Own the Night, is set to direct the film.