Camille Cottin’s American career is only debuting. As the French actress will play one of the leads in Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” this Fall 2021, she also stars in American movie “Stillwater”. This thriller – starring Matt Damon – opens from September 22, 2021 in movie theaters.
“Stillwater” is directed by Tom McCarthy who also directed “Spotlight” (3 Oscars in 2016). To write his movie, he worked with French scenarists: Noé Debré and Thomas Bidegain… A French-American partnership that was necessary since “Stillwater” action takes place in Marseille.
In “Stillwater”, McCarthy directs Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin (“Zombieland: Double Tap”, lead part in “Little Miss Sunshine”…), as well as many French actors – most of them playing in English. Starting with Camille Cottin, as well as Anne Le Ny and Moussa Maaskri.
“Stillwater” has been selected for Cannes Film Festival 2021 Out of Competition.
An oil driller (Damon) comes to Marseille, coming from deep Oklahoma, to support his daughter (Breslin) he barely knows, but serving a prison sentence, accused of a crime she denies she did. Faced with the language barrier, the cultural differences and a difficult law system, Bill does everything he can to prove his daughter innocent. Along this intimate journey, he will become friend with a local girl (Cottin) and her daughter, while developing awareness about his place in the world.