However, earlier this year rumour mills went into overdrive around Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy"s marriage, which seemed to have left the Allen sour, reports the Daily Express. “Carla Bruni is not a woman who earns her living as an actress," he recent said. “She is a first lady. She could be taken away at any moment by other duties. I have to take account of the risks there could be and hiring her is far from certain," he added.
Bruni may still get a cameo role but insiders say she will be eclipsed by Cotillard. “As far as the film is concerned, Marion will definitely be the French First Lady," a movie insider said.