Annette is a new romantic movie, in which Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star as the main couple. The screenplay was written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks, and Carax. In March 2017, Amazon Studios acquired the film; however, Mara and Rihanna were no longer involved in the project. In May, Michelle Williams was cast to replace Mara, with filming now slated to begin in July. This marks as the second film where Leos Carax didn’t cast his frequent star of many films Denis Lavant.