By Leah Greenblatt
Updated January 19, 2010 at 04:19 PM EST
Credit: Cotillard: Bob Charlotte / PR Photos, Ferdinand: Landmark / PR Photos
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Obscenely jolie Parisian actress Marion Cotillard (she of the 2008 Best Actress Oscar and red-carpet mermaid-enhood) has paired up with arch Scottish post-punkers Franz Ferdinand on a new original song.

“Eyes of Mars,” created to promote a handbag for the vaunted French fashion house Dior, can be streamed here at

Cotillard, bless her coeur, is not really a chanteuse, her two numbers in the star-stuffed Nine notwithstanding; but she works out the sort of breathy, “zut alors! I am far too sexy for pitch control” coo that revered Gallic pop lizard Serge Gainsbourg coaxed from his own movie star muses in the ’60s and ’70s.

What do you think, Music Mixers—does France Ferdinand have a musical future? Or should Cotillard keep it on le silver screen?

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