Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix have joined the cast of Low Life, Deadline reports. Jeremy Renner is also said to be in negotiations for the James Gray film.
The storyline deals with an immigrant (Cotillard) who suffers from a nightmarish ordeal emigrating from Poland. Forced into prostitution to provide for her sick sister, Cotillard’s character winds up getting taking in by Phoenix’s character, a “charming sleazebag.” Renner’s potential role is that of a magician, also the cousin of said sleazebag, who offers the woman a potential romance.
Production on Low Life is not scheduled to begin until all the actors’ schedules free up in 2012.
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