The Dark Knight Rises star Marion Cotillard is in talks to star in French director Benoit Jacquot's movie adaptation of Octave Mirbeau's 1900 novel Diary Of A Chambermaid.

The Oscar winner is slated to play the drama's heroine Celestine, according to Variety.

The story, about the perversions of France's upper class at the end of the 19th century, has been adapted for the big screen three times before. Paulette Godard, Jeanne Moreau and Lina Romay have played the leading lady in the previous movies.