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An adaptation of Scotty Bowers‘ sex-fueled Hollywood tell-all Full Service is hitting the big screen in Cannes, where 11 minutes of footage will be unveiled Wednesday.
The Matt Tyrnauer-helmed documentary, titled Scotty — based on the dishy best-seller that recounts the sex lives of a slew of icons including Cary Grant, Vivien Leigh and Katharine Hepburn — has been quietly in the works for years. Submarine — the company behind such Oscar-winning documentaries as Citizenfour, Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire — is introducing the film to buyers at the Cannes film market.
The footage will run back to back with another Hollywood-themed doc, Jason Aron‘s Back in Time, which marks the first feature-length documentary about the classic Back to the Future franchise. Back in Time will screen as a 95-minute rough cut (Submarine also is presenting that film to buyers). The double-bill will take place at noon at Gray Screening Room 4.
Tyrnauer’s documentary will contain even more revelations than Bowers’ 2012 memoir, which courted controversy by revealing the author’s bisexual liaisons with Grant and Leigh. Scotty is certain to rock Hollywood with new juicy anecdotes about the sexual exploits of Lana Turner, Bette Davis, Alan Ladd, Estelle Getty, Ava Gardner, Danny Kaye, Gore Vidal and Dominick Dunne. Bowers, a former Marine turned pimp to the stars who is 90, participated in Scotty. Submarine’s Josh Braun is producing.
Back in Time, which is produced by Lee Leshen, offers new footage of the Back to the Future time machine as well as interviews with Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox, among others. Louis Krubich executive produced.
Earlier at the market, Submarine boarded the new documentary Chris Burden: Double Bind about the late artist, whose sculptures and installations are featured in collections at LACMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Whitney, MoMA and the Tate Gallery in London. Submarine is co-financing the film and is partnering with Dogwoof on international sales. Tim Marrinan and Richard Dewey directed the film, which they will produce alongside David Koh, Josh Braun and Dan Braun. Stanley Buchthal and Simone Haggiag are executive producing.
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