Cannes Film Festival News

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Over The Cannes Transom: Worldview On Mel Gibson Pic, Aaron Paul, Helen Mirren In ‘Eye In The Sky’

deadline.com – While we’re out chasing news, the press releases keep coming. Deadline broke news last March that Mel Gibson would star in the Jean-Francois Richet-directed Blood Father, and the news today is that Worldview Entertainment will co-fi and produce the drama, which Peter Craig adapted from his novel. Gibson will play an ex-con who reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her. 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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Cannes: A Look At Hot Titles; Was It Over Before We Got Here And Paramount Made Record Deal?

deadline.com – If there is a recurring theme among the buyers and sellers we’ve spoken to in the early moments of the Cannes Film Festival, it is that none can remember the last time there was such a sellers’ market here on the Croisette. The trouble is, nobody seems to really have anything all that compelling to sell, and that is driving the sellers crazy.

7 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee
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Cannes: A24 Snatches U.S. Rights To Atom Egoyan’s ‘The Captive’

deadline.com – Atom Egoyan‘s The Captive is screening today in Competition here in Cannes. In the second domestic deal this week on a Competition title after Sony Pictures Classics acquired Saint Laurent, the film has been picked up by A24 in partnership with DirecTV. A24 will release in the U.S. this fall. 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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CANNES: A24 Acquires Ryan Reynolds-Starrer ‘The Captive’

variety.com – A24, in partnership with DirecTV, has picked up U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan’s thriller “The Captive,” starring Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood. “The Captive” is screening in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. A24 is planning a fall release Producers are Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss and... 7 years 22 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Sevigny, Galecki go for Cleanse

screendaily.com – EXCLUSIVE: Pre-visualisation of the fantasy horror, starring Johnny Galecki, Chloë Sevigny and Anjelica Huston, to show in Cannes 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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CANNES: Nicolas Cage Stars in Supernatural Thriller ‘Pay the Ghost’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Nicolas Cage is materializing in Voltage Films’ supernatural thriller “Pay the Ghost” with Uli Edel (“The Baader Meinhof Complex”) directing. Producers are Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores along with Ian Levy of Midnight Kitchen Prods. Mike Nilon is exec producing and Voltage’s Babacar Diene and Dominic Rustam are co-producing. 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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CANNES: Uncorked Prods. joins Jorge Michel Grau’s ‘Yamaha 300′ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Andrew Corkin’s New York-based Uncorked Productions has boarded Miami-set thriller “Yamaha 300,” the second U.S. film from Jorge Michel Grau whose feature debut, the Wild Bunch-sold cannibal family drama “Somos lo que hay,” is regarded as a high-point of recent Latin American genre filmmaking. Set off the coast of Miami during the ’70s-’80s cocaine boom,... 7 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee
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Cannes: Van Sant Wants Watts for ‘Sea’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Gus Van Sant says he’s eyeing Naomi Watts for the female lead in “Sea of Trees,” starring Matthew McConaughey. Alex Walton’s new shingle Bloom will represent international sales of the film at Cannes. CAA and WME rep domestic distribution rights. Story follows a suicidal American (McConaughey) who befriends a Japanese man (Ken Watanabe) lost in... 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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Cannes: Halle Berry Stars in Di Bonaventura-produced ‘Kidnap’

variety.com – Academy Award winner Halle Berry will star in Luis Prieto’s action thriller “Kidnap,” which is produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam. Lotus Entertainment is launching international sales at Cannes. CAA packaged “Kidnap” and reps domestic rights. “Kidnap” follows a mother (Berry) who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped... 7 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee
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CANNES: Jason Alexander’s ‘Lucky Stiff’ Goes on Sale (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Arclight Films is launching sales at Cannes of the movie version of musical comedy/farce “Lucky Stiff,” starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle. Victor Syrmis and J. Todd Harris produce with director Christopher Ashley working from lyrics, music and screenplay by Broadway duo... 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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