Let no one doubt that Leos Carax (whose birth name is Alex Christophe Dupont) is a mad genius. His latest film Annette, a musical of some sort, is filming in Antwerp, Belgium and Los Angeles.

Logline: “A stand-up comedian (Adam Driver) and his opera singer wife (Marion Cotillard) have a two-year-old daughter with a surprising gift.” Rooney Mara was cast as the opera singer but dropped out. Michelle Williams replaced Mara but “also dropped out after the project got stuck in development.” And then Cotillard stepped in.

Screenplay by the musical Mael brothers (Ron and Russell), otherwise known as Sparks, a musical duo launched 47 years ago. Amazon will distribute in the U.S.