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MGM Nabs Sean Penn’s ‘Flag Day’ for 2021 Theatrical Release

MGM has acquired the North American rights to director Sean Penn’s Flag Day, starring daughter Dylan Penn (Elvis & Nixon). The film, which will have its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes

Rose Byrne to Play New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Andrew Niccol’s ‘They Are Us’

In a project likely to spark considerable interest at the Cannes Virtual Market later this month, Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, Mrs. America) is set to play New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in The…

Cannes Festival Adds Ari Folman, Gaspar Noe, Bill Murray Titles to Lineup

The 2021 Cannes Film Festival’s full lineup looks — almost — complete thanks to a number of new additions. In an announcement made Thursday, the animated feature Where Is Anne Frank?

Cannes: Charlie Chaplin Doc, Directorial Debut From ‘I May Destroy You’ Star Among BFI’s “Great8”

A romantic comedy from one of the co-stars of I May Destroy You and a documentary shedding new light on the life, times and genius of Charlie Chaplin are among this year’s “Great8” showcase…

Cannes: France to Allow Vaccinated U.S., U.K. Visitors as Europe Reopens Borders

Filmmakers and executives from the U.S. and U.K. hoping to attend this year’s Cannes Film Festival got some good news Wednesday as France, along with the rest of the European Union, reopened…

Anne Hathaway, Tahar Rahim, Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig and Matthew Broderick Team for ‘She Came to Me’

A host of names have assembled for Rebecca Miller’s romantic comedy She Came to Me. Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables, The Devil Wears Prada) and Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The…

Joanna Hogg, Alice Rohrwacher Films Set for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Lineup

The Directors’ Fortnight, the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival focused on new filmmakers, unveiled its 2021 lineup on Tuesday, announcing the 24 features that will unspool at…

‘F9’ Added to Cannes Film Festival Lineup

Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux promised that a major blockbuster would premiere on the Croisette, and while he’s kept that promise, the film in question isn’t one many are likely to…

‘Sex Education’ Star Asa Butterfield Joins ’80s-Inspired Horror Film ‘Curs>r’

Sex Education star Asa Butterfield is set to appear in the horror thriller Curs>r, which producer and financier Anton (Paddington, Greenland, His Dark Materials) has said has now wrapped…

Gerard Depardieu Film to Open Cannes Critics’ Week

Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique, or Critics’ Week, sidebar has unveiled its 2021 lineup and, true to its reputation as a platform for up-and-coming talent, this year’s selection features fresh…

Cannes Market to Launch impACT Program Focused on Diversity, Inclusion, Sustainability

For its 2021 edition, Cannes’ Marché du Film is launching a new industry showcase, called impACT, designed to improve “diversity, inclusion, representation, sustainability, responsible and…

Cannes: U.S., U.K. Visitors to Avoid Quarantine If Fully Vaccinated

The ever-rumbling question of who will be allowed to attend to the Cannes Film Festival has taken another major — and positive — turn, with fresh reports stating that France will now allow…