Vertical Entertainment Takes U.S. For ‘Hollow In The Land’ – Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to Scooter Corkle's Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Argon, Rachelle Lefevre, Shawn Ashmore, Jared Abrahamson and Sarah Dugdale. The mystery thriller will be released day-and-date in the last quarter of the year.
In Hollow in the Land, with the notorious Keith Miller locked behind bars for murder, his family is paying the price of a tainted name. A year after Keith's crime, a body is found in a nearby trailer… Read
‘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
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
Annapurna To Jump Start France, Italy, Japan Output Deals With ‘Detroit’ – Cannes
Expanding its international distribution network, Annapurna has inked new output deals with Longride, Mars Distribution, and Eagle Pictures and Leone Film Group in select territories. The multi-year partnerships will begin this summer with Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit which releases domestically on August 4.
Longride and Mars will handle the Japanese and French markets, respectively. Eagle Pictures and Leone Film Group are teaming for Italy.
Each of the new pacts will cover… Read
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
Pierce Brosnan Talks ‘Spinning Man’ On The Los Angeles Set – Cannes Market
In the scorching heat of the San Fernando Valley, Pierce Brosnan is shooting Spinning Man, a new thriller from director Simon Kaijser (Stockholm East) and writer Matt Aldrich (Renny Harlin’s Cleaner), based on a novel by George Harrar. It’s being sold in Cannes by Film Bridge International and Deadline has come to set, a couple of weeks before the festival, to witness an interrogation room showdown between Brosnan’s tough detective, Robert Malloy, and Guy Pearce’s… Read
Mads Mikkelsen In From The ‘Arctic’ Talks New Project, ‘Rogue One’, Cats & Dogs Experience On Fest Jury – Cannes Studio
A Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner for 2012’s The Hunt, and a jury member last year, Mads Mikkelsen doesn’t have a film in the festival this year, but is in town to discuss his next project, Arctic. Directed by Joe Penna, it’s the story of a man stranded after a plane crash who is finally about to receive his long-awaited rescue. But when his opportunity is lost, he must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through… Read
Youth Revolution On The Croisette As Screen Kids Take Over Cannes
There is a youth surge going on in Cannes and it is all up on the screen. I have been to many of these Cannes fests, but I can’t remember one that featured so many outstanding performances from the under-21 set, and most of them are in movies their age group are not even old enough to see.
I was reminded of this Monday as I saw a doubleheader of two very fine films: Yorgos Lanthimos’ chilling thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer in the main competition and then Sean… Read
Barbet Schroeder On His Trilogy Of Evil & Being “Profoundly Scared” In Trump Era – Cannes Studio
Oscar-nominated Reversal Of Fortune director Barbet Schroeder has sort of completed his “Trilogy of Evil” documentary series with The Venerable W. The Official Selection title here in Cannes is a look at Burma’s Venerable Wirathu, a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk whose Islamophobia and hate speech have led to violence and destruction. But Schroeder, whose narrative films include Single White Female, Kiss Of Death, Murder By Numbers and Barfly, says he’s… Read
Bob Shaye On Helming Return ‘Ambition’ & Festival Stunts Of Yore – Cannes Studio
Former New Line Cinema co-chief Bob Shaye recently took a two-year break from the Cannes Film Festival, but is back in town this year to tubthump his latest directing project, Ambition. The story, Shaye tells me in the video above, is about a young woman “who is extremely ambitious as a musician and she gets herself into really, really big trouble and then there's a twist in the end.”
Shaye and his Unique Features partner Michael Lynne are producing the previously-titled G… Read
Focus Features Acquires Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘The Little Stranger’ – Cannes
Focus Features has picked up worldwide rights to Lenny Abrahamson's The Little Stranger, excluding the UK, France and Switzerland, where it will be distributed by Pathé. The chilling ghost story, which will begin production in the UK this summer with a planned 2018 release, stars Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter.
Abrahamson, who directed the 2015 Oscar-nominated pic Room, will direct. Lucinda Coxton, who wrote the screenplay adaptation… Read