The big challenge for the journos on the Croisette is keeping up with the fusillade of film press releases for projects being sold at Cannes. Here are a couple: Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Mary Rylance to star in Vincent Perez’s Alone In Berlin, a fact-based WWII story about German parents who, after their son is killed on the front lines, begin anti-Hitler postcards hammering his evil regime. It becomes a cat and mouse game to stay a step ahead of the Gestapo. Alison Thompson’s Sunray Films is selling in Cannes.
Nicolas Cage and Jack Huston will star in The Trust, a crime thriller directed by Alex and Ben Brewer that will be sold at Cannes by Highland Film Group. Two evil cops discover a hidden and guarded safe and their greed leads them to a well of corruption and double crossing.
Bachelorette producers BCDF Pictures begins production on the high school comedy The Outskirts, described as Mean Girls meets Revenge Of The Nerds. Peter Hutchings directs and Red Granite International is selling.
Relativity said Gerard Butler is set to star in the heist drama now titled Den Of Thieves. Christian Gudegast is set to direct and write the film from a script written by Gudegast and Paul Scheuring. Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Alan Siegel are producing, and Chris Bender, JC Spink and Butler executive produce.