Lionsgate International will commence international sales related to the new Dirty Dancing at the Cannes Film Market. Kenny Ortega directs from a script by Brad Falchuk and Maria Maggenti based on the original movie’s screenplay by Eleanor Bergstein. Debra Martin Chase, Ortega and Alli Shearmur are producing.
The Critics’ Week sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival added a short film by Shia LaBeouf to its lineup. Howard Cantour.com is the story of a film critic struggling to review his film hero’s final movie. LaBeouf directed with Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Lennon, Portia Doubleday, Dito Montiel, Caroline Morahan, Heidi Niedermeyer, Elvy Yost and Tremajah Brown starring.
The Hunger Games is getting the spoof treatment courtesty of directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Date Movie, Meet The Spartans, Vampires Suck). The Starving Games is scheduled to start shooting in October with Peter Safran producing. Wild Bunch has German distribution rights and Falcon has taken the Middle East. K5 is selling international in Cannes.
Fortissimo Films has boarded international sales on Una Noche. Lucy Mulloy’s feature debut won best director, actor and cinematography at Tribeca in April. The Cuban film took a real-life twist when two of its stars decided to seek political asylum in the US last month. The story is set in Havana on a sweltering day when three desperate teens decide to flee to the U.S.
Arclight Films will debut sci-fi thriller Branded in the Cannes market. Starring Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor and Max von Sydow, the film looks at a dystopian society where corporate brands have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy. Roadside Attractions has North America.