Cannes Film Festival News

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CANNES: Simon Pegg-Monty Python’s ‘Absolutely Anything’ Scores Strong Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – “Absolutely Anything,” a sci-fi farce combining Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale with members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, has racked up strong sales at Cannes. The film, currently in post-production with Terry Jones directing, has been sold by GFM Films in the U.K.. to Lionsgate, in Germany to Telepool and Senator, in Scandinavia to Svenske, ... 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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CANNES: Jessica Chastain, Director Ned Benson on ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” which now has a running time of two hours, saw 68 minutes vanish after it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last fall, when the Weinstein Co. purchased U.S. distribution for $3 million. But star Jessica Chastain said she fought hard to make sure the original “Rigby” — a pair... 7 years 22 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Cannes: Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman to Host 'Pulp Fiction' Screening (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The cult classic, which won the Palme d'Or, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Cannes: Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Sue Over Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome to New York'

feedproxy.google.com – The former IMF chief's lawyer tells French radio that the film, which screened outside the film festival in Cannes on Saturday, is "a turd" and said that DSK was “heartbroken and terrified.” 7 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee
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Cannes: Millennium Takes U.S. Rights to 'Reach Me'

feedproxy.google.com – Sylvester Stallone, star of the dramatic comedy, said it "has provided the best dramatic part I've had in years." 7 years 22 weeks ago via jackiechan
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CANNES: Steve Carell is an Oscar Lock for ‘Foxcatcher’ (Analysis)

variety.com – The Oscars are eight months away still, but the unofficial kickoff to awards season started on Monday morning in Cannes, when Bennett Miller’s new drama “Foxcatcher” was screened to journalists at the Lumiere. The knockout performance in a cast of great performances is Steve Carell as John du Pont, the schizophrenic millionaire who in 1996... 7 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee
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Cannes: Niki Caro Set to Direct Maria Callas Biopic

variety.com – Niki Caro is set to direct “Callas,” about the relationship between legendary opera singer Maria Callas and billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Caro is also writing the script. Caro is currently in post-production on “McFarland,” set to be released by Disney in the fall. “I have a great fascination for Maria Callas, who was such a powerful... 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Cannes: Corsan Pairs Lee Tamahori With Adrien Brody For ‘Emperor’

deadline.com – After launching the funded producing shingle Fable House this morning, Adrien Brody has been set by Corsan to play the title role in Emperor, a revenge tale helmed by Once Were Warriors director Lee Tamahori. Brody will play the brilliant strategist Emperor Charles V, trying to hold together a fragmented Empire, in a 16th century world of wealth, debauchery, violent retaliations, sex, manipulation and treason. 7 years 22 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Cannes: Guneet Monga on Why Now Is the Best Time to be a Filmmaker in India (Q&A)

feedproxy.google.com – The Mumbai-based powerhouse is the force behind India’s new wave of filmmakers, "the young Martin Scorseses," as Thierry Fremaux calls them. 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Cannes Day 6 Recap: China's Enthusiasm Drops, 'Expendables 3' Cast Takes Over Town, More

feedproxy.google.com – Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger relive the action hero glory days and Tommy Lee Jones defends the portrayal of Native Americans in "The Homesman. 7 years 22 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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