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Cannes Lineup Sparks Oscar Chatter

Forget the speculation about who's going to win the Palme d'Or. This year, the bloggerati are already debating which films in the festival have a shot at an Oscar. They’ve proclaimed Michael Haneke’s Amour the near-certain winner in the best foreign-lan- guage film category and ordered the Academy to reserve a spot in the best actress race for Marion Cotillard’s affecting work in Jacques Audiard’s Rust & Bone.

Everett to Helm Wilde Biopic

Rupert Everett will make his directorial debut with The Happy Prince, a comedic biopic on Oscar Wilde that will star Everett as the legendary Irish writer and playwright and Colin Firth as his friend and confidant Reginald “Reggie” Turner.

Berg's Survivor Sells Out

Foresight Unlimited has virtually sold out of Peter Berg’s U.S. Navy Seals action-drama Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster. The film is a passion project for Berg, who was in Cannes on Friday and Saturday to meet with foreign buyers just as his tentpole Battleship was opening in the U.S. The film’s weak domestic debut hardly dimmed interest in Lone Survivor, based on the non-fiction book by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.

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