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The Hollywood Reporter‘s second daily issue in Cannes features a conversation with director John Woo, and a review of the opening night film, Standing Tall.
Woo Returns to His Roots
After years of romantic epics and historical dramas, John Woo, the man who influenced a generation of filmmakers with bloody, over-the-top genre mashups like Hard Boiled and Face/Off discusses going back to basics with the Manhunt remake.
Will the Hollywood Sex Scandal Doc Sell?
Strategic cuts have been made to the original version of An Open Secret, Amy Berg‘s explosive documentary about sexual abuse in Hollywood, as it courts foreign buyers in Cannes.
Lionsgate had a busy first day of the festival, scooping up U.S. rights to hot market project Genius, starring Colin Firth. The distributor also landed Gus Van Sant‘s The Sea of Trees, starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, with Roadside.
Actress-director Emmanuelle Bercot‘s film starring Catherine Deneuve and Benoit Magimel opened the festival. THR’s review says the drama “certainly dishes out its own measure of violent confrontations and unpredictable outbursts, all of them the work of 16-year-old provincial teen, Malony, whose uncontainable rage is what drives the film from start to finish.”
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