Pre-Production, Cannes Film Festival

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Cannes: TWC In Exclusive Talks For Russell Crowe-Helmed ‘The Water Diviner’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: I’m back on my feet after an awful case of jet lag, in time to lob a couple end of day stories as the Cannes Film Festival continues supplying splashy deals into the waning days. The Weinstein Company tonight is now in exclusive negotiations to acquire The Water Diviner, and is in position to land the directorial debut of Russell Crowe. 7 years 21 weeks ago via brucelee
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CANNES: Nick Cheung Scares Up ‘Ghost Rituals’ Directorial Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Supernatural story sets thesps versus poltergeists. 7 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee
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Richard Linklater to Direct Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis

feedproxy.google.com – Were you your only friend that was like, super into The Campaign? Like at every chill hang you suggest putting it on, but you get rebuked and your friends just put on Old School for the 80th time? Well, today is your day. This morning news came out of Cannes ... 7 years 22 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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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: Peter Brant Bets Well on Tommy Lee Jones’ ‘Homesman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – To finance “The Homesman,” a 1850s Western drama playing in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Tommy Lee Jones turned to some of his closest friends. Jones sent his old polo-playing comrade Peter Brant a copy of the script for the movie that he wanted to direct and star in. 7 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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Cannes: Panorama Media Rebrands As Annapurna International; Boards Charlize Theron Project ‘American Express’

deadline.com – On the eve of Cannes, the international sales arm of Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures is rebranding. Formerly known as Panorama Media, the company will henceforth go by the moniker Annapurna International. The rebrand is an effort to streamline the financing and international sales arm with Annapurna’s day-to-day production and finance business under one name, Ellison and Annapurna International Head of Sales Kim Fox said today. 7 years 23 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Cannes: ‘A Hijacking’ Helmer Tobias Lindholm Starts ‘A War’; Studiocanal Selling

deadline.com – Studiocanal and Nordisk Film Production are partnering on A Hijacking director Tobias Lindholm‘s A War. Pilou Asbæk (R, A Hijacking) will star as Major Claus Michael Pedersen, an officer put on trial upon his return from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Lindholm wrote this year’s Foreign Language Oscar nominee The Hunt and the hit Danish TV series Borgen. 7 years 23 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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CANNES: FilmNation Boarding Brie Larson Drama ‘Room’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – In a pre-Cannes move, FilmNation Entertainment has acquired international sales rights for captivity drama “Room,” starring Brie Larson, with production set to start in the fall. Lenny Abrahamson is directing the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel, which was a finalist for the Man Booker and Orange prizes and has sold more than two million copies... 7 years 23 weeks ago via jetli
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CANNES: Andrea Arnold to Shoot First U.S.-set Movie ‘American Honey’

variety.com – British filmmaker Andrea Arnold is to shoot her first U.S.-based film, “American Honey,” this summer. Protagonist Pictures will introduce the pic to buyers at Cannes. The road movie centers on a runaway teenager selling magazine subscriptions around the U.S., who gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love. 7 years 23 weeks ago via brucelee
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