Justin Timberlake as Neil Bogart? 5 Hot Cannes Projects (That Went Absolutely Nowhere)

Tweet From Brigitte Nielsen as She-Hulk to an ill-fated biopic starring Lady Gaga (supposedly), splashy announcements that go bust are constant on the Croisette. Lights, cameras, attention! With approximately 90 percent of the world’s media decamping on a relatively small stretch of coastline for a week in May, there’s good reason why the Cannes Film Festival has become a popular...
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Cannes: Freed Soldier Joshua French Gets Film Treatment

Tweet The Norwegian-British solider was released Wednesday after eight years in a prison in Congo on charges of murder. The harrowing story of Joshua French, the Norwegian-British solider released this week after eight years in a Congolese prison, is getting the big-screen treatment. Marius Holst (Cross My Heart – And Hope to Die) will direct Congo, which Headhunters producer Friland...
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Cannes: Harvey Keitel, Sonia Braga to Star in ‘Fatima’

Tweet Arclight Films unveils the new religious drama, which will be directed by Marco Pontecorvo. Arclight Films on Thursday unveiled new drama Fatima, starring Harvey Keitel and Sonia Braga (Aquarius). The film, currently in preproduction, will be directed by Marco Pontecorvo (Partly Cloudy With Sun). Based on a true story, the film dramatizes the story of three children who said they...
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Cannes: Chloe Grace Moretz Joins Animated ‘Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs’ (Exclusive)

Tweet The film, being introduced to buyers in Cannes, will offer a twist to the classic fairy tale. Chloe Grace Moretz is set to add her voice to an animated film based on the “true story” behind Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a parody that will give the classic fairy tale a twist, setting the story as if the dwarves were actually seven cursed...
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White House Movie Theater Now Part of East Wing Tours

Tweet “I believe everyone who takes the time to visit and tour the White House should have as much access to its rich history and wonderful traditions as possible,” said first lady Melania in announcing the new addition. For the first time, public tours of the White House East Wing will now include a peek inside the plush private theater where countless presidents have watched...
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Cannes: Whoopi Goldberg Joins Comedy ‘Shriver’

Tweet ‘Breaking Bad’ star Giancarlo Esposito has also boarded the film, being introduced to buyers in Cannes. Whoopi Goldberg has signed on to star in Shriver, joining Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church in the comedy about mistaken identity. Giancarlo Esposito (Okja, Breaking Bad, Maze Runner: The Death Cure) has also been added the cast.  Content Media has acquired sales...
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Sydney Festival: Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled,’ Raoul Peck’s ‘I Am Not a Negro’ Line Up For Competition

Tweet Michael Haneke’s ‘Happy End’ and Aki Kaurismäki’s ‘The Other Side of Hope’ are amongst the twelve films competing for the 10th Sydney Film Prize. Hot on their heels of their upcoming world premieres at Cannes, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and Michael Haneke’s Happy End, will compete for the Sydney Film Festival’s top prize.  Festival director Nashen Moodley announced...
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‘Alien: Covenant’: What the Critics Are Saying

Tweet The early reviews for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant are hatching and the good news is it’s not going to be a facehugger for Fox execs, but then again, it’s not likely to be a chest-busting critical success either.  Scott’s follow-up and a direct sequel to 2012′s rather polarizing Prometheus is hotly anticipated, not least because many see it as a do over for...
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Jason Patric Signs With ICM Partners (Exclusive)

Tweet He most recently appeared opposite Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan and Jennifer Aniston in the Sundance war drama ‘The Yellow Birds.’ Jason Patric has signed with ICM Partners, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The veteran actor (Sleepers, The Lost Boys) most recently appeared as a legal officer for the U.S. army opposite Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan,...
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Hot Docs: Mexican Refugee Crisis Film Takes Top Jury Prize

Tweet North America’s largest documentary festival named Pau Ortiz’s ‘The Other Side of the Wall’ the winner of the best international feature prize. The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on Friday night handed its top jury prize to a film about Mexico’s immigration crisis. Mexican director Pau Ortiz’s film The Other Side of the Wall,...
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