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Cannes 2021

‘Cannes Uncut’ Documentary Set to Chart “Glorious Excesses, Triumphs and Failures” of Festival

The world’s most famous film festival is getting the documentary treatment, with a new feature set to chronicle three-quarters of a century of glitz, glamour and mayhem in the south of…

Cannes Lifetime Achievement Honor for Italian Director Marco Bellocchio

The Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to veteran Italian director Marco Bellocchio, giving the filmmaker behind The Traitor (2019), Vincere (2009), and The Nanny (1999) a lifetime…

Cannes: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Grillo Set Sail in U-Boat Actioner ‘Operation Seawolf’ (Exclusive)

Dolph Lundgren and Frank Grillo are heading underwater. The two have teamed up for the WWII actioner Operation Seawolf, which has now wrapped production and landed a number of sales…

Cannes: Well Go USA Takes WWII Actioner ‘The Pilot’ (Exclusive)

Well Go USA has picked up North American rights to the Russian WWII actioner The Pilot: A Battle for Survival. Directed by Renat Davletyarov, the period film follows a Russian pilot, played by…

Cannes: Saban Takes Swedish Action Film ‘Last Man Down’ for U.S., U.K. (Exclusive)

Scandinavian action film Last Man Down has scored up a number of international sales for Fabrication Films ahead of the Cannes Virtual Market, including a domestic deal. The film…

XYZ Films Launches U.S. Distribution Company With Ex-Neon Exec James Shapiro

Indie genre specialist XYZ Films is getting into the distribution game, launching a U.S. operation and bringing on board former Drafthouse Films and Neon executive James Emanuel Shapiro. The

Cannes Nightlife Set to Return as France Lifts Curfew

Better uncork the Rosé, because Cannes’ nightlife is back! Visitors traveling to the 2021 Cannes Film Festival will be able to enjoy late-night drinks and even some clubbing now that France…

Cannes: Dominic Cooper to Lead Thriller ‘Nightfall’ for BAFTA Winner James Strong (Exclusive)

Dominic Cooper, the British star best known for AMC’s Preacher and features such as Mamma Mia!, Captain America: The First Avenger, An Education and The History Boys, is set to take the lead…

Cannes: ‘The Marco Effect’ Sells for Germany, Italy

TrustNordisk has lined up a series of major European territories for its new Danish thriller, The Marco Effect from Oscar-nominated director Martin Zandvliet (Land of Mine), inking deals with…

Cannes: Shailene Woodley Joins ‘Robots’ Comedy From ‘Borat’ Writer Anthony Hines

Emmy-nominated Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley has joined Jack Whitehall (Jungle Cruise) in Robots, a comedy feature in which a womanizer and a gold digger learn about humanity when forced…

Cannes: Nicholas Braun, Emilia Jones to Star in ‘Cat Person,’ Based on Hit ‘New Yorker’ Story

Nicholas Braun, best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Greg in Succession, is teaming with Emilia Jones, recently seen in Locke & Key and Sundance winner Coda, for the psychological thriller Cat Pe…

Amazon Swoops on Kate Beckinsale Action-Comedy ‘Jolt’

Amazon Studios has nabbed the Kate Beckinsale action-comedy Jolt, from Hysteria director Tanya Wexler, ahead of next week’s Cannes Virtual Market. Also starring Bobby Cannavale, Jai…