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A place to find all news, articles, schedules, nominations, winners, coverage and analysis on the Cannes Film Festival.

“Wonderstruck” Gets Oscar Buzz at Cannes Despite Mixed Reviews

wonderstruck-excerptThe Cannes Film Festival is in full-swing and acclaimed director Todd Haynes’ (Carol, Far From Heaven) highly-anticipated adaptation of Brian Selznick’s YA novel Wonderstruck was one of the first films screened at the fest — and it was met with reviews that ranged from raves to lukewarm.

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Cannes 2017: “The Beguiled”, “Wonderstruck”, “Twin Peaks” Set For the French Film Fest Lineup

beguiled-excerptThe lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival (or as they call it in France, Festival de Cannes) has been announced and it is robust with Oscar bait, highly-anticipated premieres, star-studded features, and a lot of foreign and obscure films that if watched, will make you feel cinematically superior to everyone else.

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7 Stories From Cannes That You Might Have Missed

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The 69th Cannes Film Festival wrapped over the weekend and like every other year, there were some highs and some lows, some standing ovations and, yes, some boos. Here’s a few of the top takeaways from this year’s fest.

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Cannes Spotlight: Richard Gere’s “The Dinner” Acquired By The Orchard And “Mimosas” Wins Big At Critics Week

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The news from Cannes this week includes The Orchard nabbing Richard Gere’s The Dinner and the heap of critical praise for Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas.

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Olga Kurylenko To Star Alongside Adam Driver In “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” — Cannes

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The film will follow Don Quixote and how he believes an advertising executive played by Adam Driver is Sancho Panza, the main character from the classic Do Miguel de Cervante’s novel from 1605.

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Nicolas Winding Refn To Produce Remake Of Cult Horror Classic “Witchfinder General” — Cannes

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Refn will develop the remake of the Vincent Price cult classic with his long-time producing partner Lene Borglum under his Space Rocket Nation banner.

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Frank Grillo Action Thriller “Wheelman” Picked Up By Netflix — Cannes

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The action thriller features the Civil War star as a getaway driver who is double crossed during a bank robbery. When plans go south, it is up to him to find out who betrayed him while he races to survive with a car full of money and his family on the line.

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Elisabeth Moss Tapped To Star In Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” — Cannes

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Elisabeth Moss is set to take on the art world in the dark dramedy The Square from Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund.

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“Tetris” Movie Trilogy Moving Forward As A U.S.-China Co-Production — Cannes

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Get ready for some serious block stacking action because there is a Tetris movie franchise coming to theaters in the near future.

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Nicolas Winding Refn To Produce “Maniac Cop” Remake With Vendian And Wild Bunch — Cannes

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The movie is the first installment of a horror trilogy based on the William Lustig 1988 cult classic by the same name directed by John Hyams

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Jenny Slate To Reteam With “Obvious Child” Director For “Landline” — Cannes

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Slate is set to star in the ensemble comedy alongside John Turturro, Edie Falco, Jay Duplass and newcomer Abby Quinn. The film which follows three women in one family navigating their lives during 1995 Manhattan.

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Martin Scorsese Mobster Pic “The Irishman” Acquired By STX After Bidding War — Cannes

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The much talked about mobster film landed the most massive deal to come out of Cannes this year. STX Entertainment has acquired the international rights for the film at $50 million.

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Cannes Spotlight: Martin Scorsese Mobster Pic Garners Buzz, Halle Berry & Michael Douglas Set For “Silence”

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We’re a couple days into the Cannes Film Festival and there’s a considerable amount of buzz around Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming The Irishman and the long list of deals to report including the Halle Berry and Michael Douglas drama Silence.

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{Exclusive} Cannes Film Festival 2016 Party And Event Grid! (Updated Daily!)

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The 2016 Cannes Film Festival kicks off this week, and we’ve got your guide to the exclusive parties and events going down on The Croisette. Get exclusive info on over 60 parties, events, lounges and panels! (This list will be updated as the event goes on!)

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Jena Malone Set To Topline Romantic Drama “A Moment To Remember” — Cannes

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Jena Malone has been tapped to star in A Moment to Remember, a remake of the John Lee’s 2004 Korean romantic drama by the same name.

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Dakota Johnson Signs On To “Under The Silver Lake” With Andrew Garfield— Cannes

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Dakota Johnson is set to join Andrew Garfield in the Los Angeles set noir crime thriller, Under the Silver Lake directed and written by David Robert Mitchell.

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Aaron Sorkin Drama “Molly’s Game” Circling $9 Million Deal With STX — Cannes

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The first big sale out of Cannes is currently in the works with the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama Molly’s Game. STX Entertainment is closing in on a $9 million deal for the poker drama starring Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain.

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“Anthropoid” Starring Cillian Murphy And Jamie Dornan Picked Up By Bleecker Street — Cannes

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Directed by Sean Ellis, the film is set in World War II and based on the true events of “Operation Anthropoid”, a mission where Czech operatives were to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich.

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Alexander Skarsgard And Michael Pena Action Comedy “War On Everyone” Acquired By Saban — Cannes

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Saban Films has nabbed the North American rights to the John Michael McDonagh’s action comedy War of Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena.

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Courtney Love & Joey King Team Up For “The Possibility Of Fireflies” — Cannes

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The Possibility Of Fireflies has found its leads in Courtney Love and Joey King. The film is an adaptation of Dominique Paul’s popular novel.

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“Civil War” Actor Frank Grillo To Star In “Wheelman” — Cannes

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Frank Grillo will get in the driver’s seat for the action thriller Wheelman written and directed by Jeremy Rush.

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WHEELMAN (RUSH) (SALES)

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When a getaway driver is double crossed during a bank robbery, he is forced to race to survive with a car full of money and his family on the line.

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Antonio Banderas To Get “Salty” For Simon West Action Comedy — Cannes

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Antonio Banderas has been tapped to star in the Simon West action comedy Salty based on the novel by Mark Haskell Smith.

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Adam Driver Joins Channing Tatum For Steven Soderbergh Heist Film “Logan Lucky” — Cannes

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Adam Driver is set to get behind the wheel for Steven Soderbergh’s NASCAR heist film Logan Lucky. The story centers on two brothers who attempt a crime during a NASCAR race.

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Johnny Depp Attached To Star In Brett Ratner’s “The Libertine” — Cannes

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Johnny Depp will step into the lead role of the Brett Ratner-directed The Libertine — not to be confused with the 2004 drama of the same name which also starred Depp.

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{Things We Love} “Trolls” Stars Anna Kendrick And Justin Timberlake Show Their “True Colors” At Cannes

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Trolls stars performed an acoustic rendition of the Cyndi Lauper classic which will warm your cold heart.

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Oscilloscope Nabs Drama “Always Shine” Starring Mackenzie Davis — Cannes

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The psychological drama directed by Sophia Takal premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival where Davis won the award for best actress.

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Neruda — Cannes Trailer (Gael Garcia Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro)

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Follows over a year in the life of Latin America’s best-known poets including his run from the Chilean police and as a senator.

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Will Ferrell To Star As “Captain Dad” Opposite Catherine Keener And Michael Cera – Cannes


In one of the first big projects to hit the market in Cannes, Will Ferrell has boarded Captain Dad, a dark comedy from writer-director Sebastian Silva. Ferrell will star opposite Catherine Keener and Michael Cera.

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“The Killing Of A Sacred Deer” Starring Colin Farrell Acquired By A24 — Cannes

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This marks the second collaboration between the actor and director who worked together on The Lobster which was also acquired up by A24 last year at Cannes.

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