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Lily Collins Boards ‘Titan’ From ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Austin Bunn, Killer Films & XYZ

EXCLUSIVE: Lily Collins has been set to star in survival thriller Titan, written and directed by Kill Your Darlings scribe Austin Bunn. Christine Vachon is producing with David Hinojosa for Killer Films. XYZ Films is exec producing and will launch international sales at the upcoming Cannes Market. CAA and UTA are handling domestic. Titan tells the story of Emma (Collins), a strong-willed young musician on a quest to understand the life of her environmental activist older… Read

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Cannes Chief Thierry Frémaux Teases Lars Von Trier Return, Reveals Competition Jury Member

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European cinema’s ultimate enfant terrible Lars von Trier looks set to return to the Croisette following comments from Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux today. During an interview with French radio station Europe 1, Frémaux said Cannes President Pierre Lesucure “has really worked over the past few days to remove this persona non grata status which he (Lars) received seven years ago, thinking that it’s maybe time to give him a spot again as a… Read

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Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Lineup: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’, Nic Cage In’ ‘Mandy’; ‘Birds Of Passage’ Opening Film – Full List

Directors' Fortnight 2018

UPDATE: Outgoing Directors’ Fortnight chief Edouard Waintrop revealed a 20-strong 50th anniversary lineup today that includes a return engagement for some, and a surprise inclusion for one of the most controversial filmmakers ever to hit the Croisette. Gaspar Noé will world premiere his Climax, appearing for the first time in the section after turns in Official Selection with such films as Love, Enter The Void and Irreversible. Climax has been kept close to the vest, with… Read

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Cannes Critics’ Week 2018: Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ To Open Section – Full List

The Critics’ Week sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup with Paul Dano’s feature directorial debut Wildlife as the opening night film. Billed as a Special Screening, the Sundance premiere will run out of competition and stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. Alex Lutz’s Guy has been set to close the section, also out of competition. Among the seven films competing are five from first-time directors. The two sophomore efforts are psychological… Read

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ TV Spot: New Crew Look At Cannes’ Hottest Ticket

The only major studio tentpole in official selection at next month’s Cannes Film Festival, Solo: A Star Wars Story is also bound to be the Riviera event’s hottest ticket. Disney today dropped another look at the Ron Howard-directed origins story that traces the beginnings of smuggler, ace pilot and charming scoundrel, Han Solo. Alden Ehrenreich plays Han, who in the “Crew” clip above meets Wookie Chewbacca for the first time. Deadline broke the news earlier this month… Read

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Cannes Lineup Is Mixed Bag; Additions To Raise Pulse In Coming Weeks?

Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux said this morning that the finishing touches on the lineup announced today were honed until about 3 AM local time. It's not unusual for him to go down to the wire, and there will be more titles announced in the coming weeks as the 71st edition of the venerable seaside shindig approaches. But what we got today was a mixed bag of new and familiar faces with a number of tipped movies not in the preliminary cut. The selection looks… Read

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Jafar Panahi: Cannes, French Authorities To Appeal Iran For Filmmaker’s Fest Presence

In a first for Jafar Panahi, the lauded Iranian filmmaker has a berth in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival with his latest work, Three Faces. What is not clear is if he will be allowed to travel to the Riviera for the honor. In 2010, Panahi was arrested by the Iranian authorities and banned from making films. He has continued to work, but is unable to leave Iran and still faces a prison sentence which has not been enforced. Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux said… Read

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Cannes Film Festival 2018: Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, Jafar Panahi In Competition; Whither Von Trier? – Full List

UPDATE: Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux presented the Official Selection lineup for next month’s 71st running this morning in Paris. There were no major bombshells in the mix, although it’s yet to be completed. Frémaux often reserves the weeks following the press conference and ahead of the fest to sprinkle in other titles. One highly expected film missing this morning was Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, and Frémaux hinted that could change in a few… Read

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France On Strike: Planes, Trains & Post-Production Workers; Cannes Implications?

A wave of disruptive strikes has been rolling through France for the past few weeks. From train workers to Air France staff and others, employees have walked out and largely paralyzed the country's transport systems. That created a knock-on effect for executives attending this week's Mip-TV market in Cannes, and the situation could also be a headache for folks trying to get to the Cannes Film Festival in a month’s time. But it's not just rail workers, flight crews and… Read

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Netflix Dumps Cannes One Year After Being Dumped By Cannes

Can you decline to be a member of a club that has rejected you? Well, Netflix has done something like that on the eve of Thierry Fremaux announcing the Cannes Film Festival lineup. Speculation has been brewing in recent days that Netflix wouldn’t allow its movies to be among the festival’s extended program and that is seemingly how it will be. Last year the festival made it clear that the streaming giant’s movies wouldn’t be welcome in main competition unless they had… Read

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Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Blinded By The Light’ Blessed By Bruce Springsteen; Cast Set

Shooting has begun, cast has been set and eOne has taken UK and Australia rights on Gurinder Chadha’s comedy/drama Blinded By The Light, a hybrid musical rooted in the British tradition of quirky comedies. This is the project that Deadline scooped Chadha was prepping with Cornerstone Films boarding international sales in Berlin. It’s based on the memoir Greetings From Bury Park by journalist/broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor which chronicles his experiences as a British Muslim… Read

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Cannes Film Fest Poster 2018: Stolen Kisses In Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Pierrot Le Fou’

For the second time in recent memory, a Jean-Luc Godard film has inspired the annual Cannes Film Festival poster — this year with an image from his 1965 crime/romance pic Pierrot Le Fou. It’s a fitting tribute to have another Godard movie memorialized given this year’s event marks half a century since the legendary filmmaker played a part in halting the 1968 proceedings amid a wave of civil unrest throughout France (oddly enough, we are currently suffering through massive… Read