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‘High Wire Act’: Bleecker Street Acquires 1980s Spy Thriller Starring Jon Hamm & Rosamund Pike

High Wire Act made Deadline’s list of hot titles at Cannes last year, and now Bleecker Street has scooped up U.S. rights to director Brad Anderson‘s period spy thriller starring Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike and Dean Norris. Tony Gilroy wrote the script. Mark Pellegrino, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Idir Chender and Jonny Coyne also star in the film about top U.S. diplomat (Hamm), who leaves Lebanon in the 1970s after his wife is killed. A decade later, he… Read


‘Okja’ Director Hopes Netflix Controversy Becomes A “Signal Flare” In Establishing New Rules On Day-And-Date Streaming

Bong Joon-Ho, the South Korean director whose film Okja was the subject of much controversy at the Cannes Film Festival last month, has said that he hopes the debate following the film will become a "signal flare" in establishing new rules for similar films. According to the Yonhap News Agency, Bong told journalists at a press junket in Seoul on Wednesday that he fully understood both sides of the controversy, which has seen South Korea's three largest exhibitors – CJ… Read


Joely Fisher’s ‘Oliver Storm’ Gathers Momentum As Feature Helming Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Joely Fisher's $20M feature directorial debut, Oliver Storm, is picking up speed. The project, first announced last year, closed funding during the recent Cannes Film Festival. The Ellen, 'Til Death and Last Man Standing vet is now eyeing a trilogy along with a book and interactive video game for the family adventure. Shooting is set to begin in January. Penned by Tricia Fisher, Gordon Bressack and James Cullen Bressack, the story is centered on the titular… Read


Focus Acquires Paolo Sorrentino’s Berlusconi Project ‘Loro’ For Italy

EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features has acquired Paolo Sorrentino's upcoming Loro for release in Italy where it will be distributed by Universal Pictures' local outpost. The Oscar-winner's event project stars The Great Beauty's Toni Servillo as Silvio Berlusconi, the media mogul and erstwhile Prime Minister. From Indigo Film, the Italian-language Loro (Them) begins production this summer. Outside of Italy, sales are handled by Pathé, which is co-producing. Sorrentino directs from a… Read


Bart & Fleming: Netflix’s Disruptive Cannes & Growing Pains; ‘Wonder Woman’s Empowerment Opportunity

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business FLEMING: Talk about being smacked in the face by the contrast between art and pure commerce. I returned from Cannes where I saw four spectacularly different creatively ambitious films, and went to the multiplex for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. I was struck by the polar… Read


Netflix Boss Reed Hastings Loved Cannes Heat, Says Demise Of Theatrical Windows Inevitable

Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was happy to have the fight Netflix found itself in with French theater chains this month at the Cannes Film Festival — it just gave his company’s two competition films Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories more exposure, he said today. He also doubled down against the exhibition business, again predicting the demise of theatrical windows. The comments came during a session with Hastings at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, where he also… Read


MUBI Picks Up ‘Lover For A Day’; LevelFILM Nabs Three Titles – Cannes

MUBI has locked down the U.S., U.K. and Ireland rights to Lover For A Day (L'Amant d’un jour), the third and final installment of writer-director Philippe Garrel's trilogy on love. The drama premiered in the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and won the SACD prize from the French Writers and Directors Guild. Co-written by Garrel, Jean-Claude Carriere, Caroline Deruas and Arlette Langmann, the film follows Jeanne who, after a devastating breakup, has to stay… Read


Meet Ruben Östlund, Director Of The Newly-Crowned Palme D’Or Winner, ‘The Square’ – Cannes

Ruben –stlund is riding high this week, as the newly-crowned winner of the Palme d'Or for his latest film, The Square, which premiered in Cannes a week last Saturday. It's a continuation of themes –stlund explored in his last film, Force Majeure, about the burden of human intelligence and societal propriety inasmuch as it contradicts with our more base desires. But with laughs. In The Square, Claes Bang plays Christian, a well-to-do artistic director at a contemporary a… Read


‘Jeannette’s Bruno Dumont Doesn’t Care Where He Watches A Film – Cannes Studio

Bruno Dumont, a two-time Grand Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival, was back this year with Jeannette, The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc. The director, who last year was in Competition with Slack Bay, continues to evolve in his choices; this time not only delving into the origins of one of France's most famous figures, but doing it in musical form. Based on the novels by Charles Péguy, the Directors' Fortnight title is set to electro-pop and is sold by Luxbox Films… Read


‘Rambo’ Remake’s Tiger Shroff & Siddharth Anand On Building An Indian Action Hero – Cannes Studio

Indian actor Tiger Shroff is taking on a big challenge, stepping into the role of Rambo for an upcoming Hindi remake. The character was introduced in 1982’s First Blood, which of course starred Sylvester Stallone — and he recently encouraged the filmmakers in their task (see below). Siddharth Anand, who remade Fox's Knight And Day as Bang Bang in 2014, is directing. Shroff has a martial arts background and has been seen in such pics as Baaghi and Heropanti. I sat down… Read


Surprises Are Few, But Most Winners Were Highly Deserving And A Nice Way To Bid Adieu To The 70th Cannes Film Festival

The 70th anniversary edition of the Cannes Film Festival is over and the prizes handed out on a night that surprisingly had no real surprises. I am not sure why some pundits are acting with eyebrows lifted  toward the announcement by Pedro Almodovar’s Cannes Film Festival jury that Sweden’s The Square from director Ruben Ostlund was the winner of the Palme d’Or, top prize of the fest. The wry and pertinent (if overlong at 2 hours and 20 minutes) satire of the art world… Read