‘Cirque Du Soleil’ Creator Guy Laliberté & Alexandre Amancio Form Reflector Entertainment – Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Guy Laliberté and Alexandre Amancio have launched Reflector Entertainment, a Lune Rouge company. Cirque du Soleil creator Laliberté and video game developer, producer, writer and director Amancio, are co-founders for Reflector, a multiplatform business that will develop intellectual property with a view to distributing next-generation content internationally.
Reflector's unique library of content will include films, television series, video games, novels and… Read
‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ Discovery Alex Sharp Makes His Croisette Debut – Cannes
Few who saw Alex Sharp in the Broadway transfer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time did not immediately mark him out as a talent to keep an eye on. He makes his feature debut in the Cannes out-of-competition title How to Talk to Girls at Parties, alongside Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman, and is experiencing the full force of the Croisette; throwing up V signs on the tapis rouge for the punk-themed sci-fi mind bender based on a Neil Gaiman short story.
Deadline Disruptors 2017: Here’s The 100-Page Issue In PDF Form
For a second straight year, Deadline published a print issue celebrating Disruptors, commemorating a long list of people who are treating the fast-changing digital landscape not as a hardship, but as an opportunity to take risks. We published the second one at the Cannes Festival. While we can’t replicate the added value of reading in the South of France our 100-page celebration of raging ambition, here is a PDF version of the entire magazine anyway. Though it was… Read
‘Oh Lucy!’: How Josh Hartnett Transformed Himself Into A Romantic Svengali – Cannes Film Festival
Josh Hartnett can always be relied upon for his action, leading macho man chops, i.e. in pics like Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down, and even the period Showtime cult fave series Penny Dreadful as the dashing Ethan Chandler.
But in Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! the actor walks out of his box to play an affable, but goofy, English-language instructor in Japan, who possesses questionable methods when it comes to teaching. He draws a quiet office lady under his spell to the… Read
Uncork’d Picks Up Worldwide Rights To Horror Pic ‘Flay’ – Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Uncork'd Entertainment has picked up worldwide rights to horror fantasy Flay from director Eric Pham.
Pham, who is known for his special effects work on Grindhouseand Sin City, directs a cast including Violette Beane, A. Michael Baldwin, Elle LaMont, Dalton Gray, Johnny Walter, Aaron Spivey-Sorrells, Peggy Schott, Kaylee King and Noe de la Garza.
Story follows an estranged daughter who, after the death of her mother, struggles to save her brother and those… Read
‘Wind River’ Gives Jeremy Renner More To Talk About Than Hawkeye – Cannes Studio
This is the third year in a row that Taylor Sheridan has a film in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. But the Sicario and Hell Or High Water writer is making his Croisette debut as director with Wind River. An unfinished version of the timely thriller centered around the continued injustice toward Native Americans premiered at Sundance in January. Its final cut premiered in Un Certain Regard here to a lengthy standing ovation.
The story follows a game… Read
‘Redoubtable’: How Oscar-Winner Michel Hazanavicius Took On The Challenge To Make A Movie About Jean-Luc Godard
After reminding us how powerful and moving the silent cinema can be with his 2011 five-time-Oscar-winning film The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius ambitiously took on the task of making a comedic biopic of France’s living cinema legend and absurdist Jean-Luc Godard (who Isabelle Huppert pointed out at the Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary — still hasn’t won a Palme d’or).
And Redoutable isn’t just a by-the-numbers biopic, rather it’s brazenly based upon a book about… Read
‘Empire’ EP On Tonight’s Fiery Finale, Next Season’s Reset & Not Mentioning Trump
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Empire Season 3 finale on Fox.
"Empire is all about conflict, the unexpected and high drama," executive producer Ilene Chaiken says of tonight's explosive Season 3 finale. Based on the episode, certainly no one can ever accuse Empire of going out on a whimper when there is a bang available, and that's what Fox’s hip hop drama created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong ended on — literally and figuratively.
After a… Read
Baz Luhrmann Reflects On ‘The Get Down’ Cancellation: “I’ll See You On the Other-Side”
Shortly after we broke the news of The Get Down not getting a second season by Netflix, the series creator/executive producer Baz Luhrmann posted a long letter to fans on Facebook about the show’s cancellation. In it, he indicated that him not being able to continue full-time on the Sony TV-produced show in Season 2 was a deal-breaker for a renewal.
“When I was asked to come to the center of The Get Down to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for… Read
Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season
EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Netflix has opted not to proceed with a second season of Baz Luhrmann's ambitious musical drama The Get Down. The decision comes after the second six-episode part of Season 1 was released last month. It is a rare Netflix original series not to get a second season.
The hip-hop-themed drama, set in the South Bronx section of New York City in the late 1970s, was among Netflix’s most expensive shows, with the 12-episode first season costing about… Read
Fox’s ‘Star’ Ups Miss Lawrence To Series Regular For Season 2
We’ll be seeing more of Miss Lawrence on Season 2 of Fox’s hit music drama series Star. After heavily recurring in Season 1 as breakout character Miss Bruce, Miss Lawrence has been promoted to series regular for the second season.
Co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business. Miss Lawrence joins series stars… Read
‘Queen Sugar’ Creator Ava DuVernay On Finding A Place To Breathe – The Contenders Emmys Video
"We're trying to do something different with this and I need a place where I can breathe and do that," Ava DuVernay said of the family drama Queen Sugar, and why OWN was the best place for the series toplined by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe and Rutina Wesley. "We need a place where we can have black people in the South, where the matriarch of the family is a waitress and one of the three major characters is a formerly incarcerated man," the Oscar-nominated director… Read