Cannes 2012: THR's Daily Day 1

Cannes Interior 2011 - H 2012
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Cannes Interior 2011 - H 2012

Economic woes could lead to downturn after last year’s record dealmaking.

Today's stories from the Cannes Film Festival include:

Euro Crisis Casts Shadow Over Market

While all sides predict a good Marche du Film, there are big pressures facing buyers and sellers, including a flood of a new sales campaniles and dramatically weakened Euro.

Brosnan/ Donaldson Reteam for November Man

Pierce Brosnan's longtime passion project November Man is moving ahead, with Roger Donaldson on board to direct the espionage action-thriller and Dominic Cooper set to star opposite Brosnan. 

Mandela Documentary Generates Pre-Market Buzz

Buyers are circling a feature documentary billed as the definitive story of Nelson Mandela's life and loves which is making its market debut in Cannes. U.K. Banner Kaleidoscope Film Distribution is kicking off pre-sales for Mandela's Children, about the former South African president and freedom fighter. 

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