Cannes Film Festival News

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CANNES: On A Spree, Italy’s Good Films Picks Up ‘The Prophet’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Emerging Italian distribution shingle Good Films, on a shopping spree in Cannes, is the first announced buyer for Salma Hayek-produced animated feature “The Prophet,” for which it has taken Italian rights from Wild Bunch. The buzz pic, which is based on the bestselling book of 26 prose poems by Lebanese writer and painter Kahlil Gibran,... 7 years 21 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Cannes: Harvey Weinstein Plans Big Oscar Push For ‘Eleanor Rigby,’ Jessica Chastain And James McAvoy

deadline.com – After a ten minute standing ovation at its Cannes premiere this week, Harvey Weinstein is going to make a big awards season push on The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, and in particular the performances of Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Following that thunderous ovation and the glowing reviews, Weinstein told his marketing team it has been a long time since he’d seen performances like these, and that they were to start working on the Oscar campaign strategy and go for it.

7 years 21 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Sony to Rock The Kasbah

screendaily.com – EXCLUSIVE: Sony acquires UK and select territories on Bill Murray comedy. 7 years 21 weeks ago via jetli
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Cannes: Channing Tatum Says Shooting 'Foxcatcher' Was a 'Very Painful Experience' (Video)

feedproxy.google.com – Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo sat down with THR in Cannes to talk about Bennett Miller's wrestling drama that's based on a true story. 7 years 21 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Cannes: Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut Bows to Both Boos and Applause

feedproxy.google.com – "Lost River" stars Christina Hendricks in a David Lynch-like fantasy set amid America's economic collapse. 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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Cannes: Korean Star Bae Doona on How Hollywood Loneliness Informs Her Acting

feedproxy.google.com – The South Korean actress -- who, yes, is dating "Cloud Atlas" co-star Jim Sturgess -- spoke about returning home to play an outcast in Un Certain Regard title "A Girl at My Door" after shooting "Jupiter Ascending." 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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CANNES: Worldview Entertainment Gains $200 Million Infusion (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Worldview Entertainment has secured an additional $200 million in new capital that will bring the film production and financing company’s equity and debt financing total to close to $350 million, the company announced May 19. Founded in 2007 by CEO Christopher Woodrow, Worldwide secured a $100 million equity infusion from existing and new investors, including... 7 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee
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CANNES: Yellow Affair’s ‘Heart of a Lion’ Finds Love at the Market (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Scandi sales shingle the Yellow Affair has inked a flurry of sales on Finnish helmer Dome Karukoski’s drama “Heart of a Lion.” “Lion,” which world-premiered at Toronto, turns a neo-Nazi man who falls in love for a woman whose son is black. It’s been acquired by I-On (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Ripley’s Film (Italy), Jupiter Communications... 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Renny Harlin to direct Skiptrace

screendaily.com – EXCLUSIVE: The director has boarded the buddy action comedy to star Jackie Chan, Seann William Scott and Fan Bingbing, which Alex Walton’s new Bloom is selling in Cannes. 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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Magnolia Brings Lindholm’s ‘War’ to the States (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Magnolia has acquired all U.S. rights to Danish novelist-turned-helmer Tobias Lindholm’s “A War” from Studiocanal. Named one of Variety’s 10 directors to watch in 2012, Lindholm previously directed critically acclaimed “R” and “A Hijacking,” and co-wrote Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt.” “A War” stars Pilou Asbaek as Major Claus Michael Pedersen, a Danish company commander who... 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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