Cannes Day 6 Recap: China's Enthusiasm Drops, 'Expendables 3' Cast Takes Over Town, More
As the Cannes film festival continued Sunday, stars from the cast of The Expendables 3, including Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, rode down the Croisette on tanks in a promotional stunt.
Also on Sunday, Tommy Lee Jones defended the portrayal of Native Americans in his competition entry The Homesman and David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars screened for critics (Read THR's review here.)
Meanwhile, after plenty of hype about the largest delegation ever from mainland China, a lack of Asian titles in the lineup and little dealmaking have dampened enthusiasm.
THR was on the scene for it all, critiquing the films, interviewing the stars, feting the fashion, and breaking down the non-stop stream of deals.
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China Sends Large Delegation, Has Few Titles in Fest Lineup After plenty of hype about the largest delegation ever from the mainland, a lack of Asian titles in the lineup and little dealmaking have dampened enthusiasm...Read the story.
Cannes: Amy Adams' 'Story of Your Life' Sells to Sony Worldwide Paramount has already snapped up rights for North America and China, making Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic the hottest project at this year's Cannes Film Market....Read the story.Cannes: Brie Larson Drama 'Room' Goes to A24 Films Lenny Abrahamson is directing the project based on Emma Donoghue’s novel...Read the story.
Cannes Q&A: Ron Perlman's Producing Plans Include His Own Directorial Debut The "Sons of Anarchy" star is carving out the slate for his newly launched company, Wing and a Prayer Productions...Read the story.Cannes Q&A: Animator Gitanjali Rao's Latest Film Is a Reaction to Bollywood The award-winning filmmaker returns to Cannes with her latest short,"True Love Story," which screens in the Critics Week...Read the story.
Stallone, Schwarzenegger Take Cannes Back to Action Hero Glory Days Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes were also on hand, as the "Expendables 3" cast crashed Cannes for the most raucous press conference of the festival... Read the story.
Cannes: Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman,' Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Establish Early Awards Cred Harvey Weinstein plays his cards close to the vest, as the Oscar potential of this year's Cannes lineup is slow to emerge ... Read the story.
Tommy Lee Jones Defends Portraying Native Americans as Bad Guys in 'The Homesman' The actor-director, who stars opposite Hilary Swank in the Western drama, talked gender politics and “American imperialism” in a charged press conference... Read the story.
Director Defends Plan to Make Thriller About Missing Malaysian Plane Rupesh Paul says about his "Vanishing Act": "The controversy will help indirectly, but we are not cashing in on the flight." Read the story.
Foresight Boards Natural Disaster Movie 'Inversion' Bragi Schut and David Arata -- who co-wrote Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men" -- penned the script... Read the story.
Cannes Culinary Showdown: The Steak Frites to Beat THR stopped by a pair of prime local bistros to judge how they’ve adapted the national dish... Read the story.