Cotillard lands unspecified role in period action adventure…

Marion Cotillard is set to reunite with her ‘Macbeth’ co-star Michael Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel for the big screen adaptation of Ubisoft’s hit videogame series ‘Assassin’s Creed.’

Fassbender will play a bartender who is captured by a secret corporation called Abstergo Industries and is forced into a machine, named “The Animus”, allowing him to relive the memories of his ancestors — all assassins — to retrieve powerful and dangerous artefacts.

Details on Cotillard’s role are under wraps, but Deadline’s Mike Fleming hears that her deal, like Fassbender’s, will span multiple films should this first film prove successful at the boxoffice.

Cameras are set to get rolling early autumn with Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie providing the script.