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Marion Cotillard Was The Only Option For Allied, Says Robert Zemeckis

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Actress Marion Cotillard was the only choice to feature in the film Allied and portray the character of Marianne Beausejour in the movie, said the director Robert Zemeckis.

"I didn't know this, but she had read the project a while back. I don't even know if I was attached at that point. I offered it to her as soon as I became the director and she was my only choice. So I was thrilled she wanted to do it," Zemeckis said in a statement.

Marion Cotillard

The 64-year-old celebrated film-maker said that he is very economical about his films and he only shoots the scenes that he is going to need in his movie.

"They change in the editing room, but I don't rearrange the story. I'm a very meticulous film-maker. I shoot exactly what I need. I don't shoot a bunch of stuff and then try to build the movie afterward. I don't want to shoot any more than I absolutely have to," the director added.

However, the director shared that the most "challenging" shoot for the movie was the 'party' scene, which took a lot of preparation and time to shoot.

"There were some scenes that were more difficult. The climax took a while to do. Interestingly enough, for a directing standpoint, the most challenging scene from a directing standpoint was the party. There's so much going on and that scene had to be laid out months in advance." He said.

"We actually built the set to accommodate the story. The whole house was designed around how it would function to tell the story," Zemeckis added.

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