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 is said to deal with an immigrant (Cotillard) who suffers from a nighmarish 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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