If you missed this week’s top film stories from Hollywood and Cannes, catch up now:
‘Godzilla’ Sequel In The Works At Warner Bros. & Legendary
By Anita Busch
EXCLUSIVE: After opening to $103M internationally — the biggest opening of 2014 so far — and grossing $93M domestic stateside this weekend, it should come as no surprise that Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are already developing a sequel to the monster hit. It was confirmed to Deadline this morning that a Godzilla sequel is underway.
Coen Brothers’ Next Film: ‘Hail Caesar,’ A Fixer In 1950s Hollywood
By Anita Busch
EXCLUSIVE: Joel and Ethan Coen are putting together their next film, and it’s about a fixer in Hollywood circa 1950s who works for the studios to protect the stars of the day. Entitled Hail Caesar, the comical yarn centers on a man named Eddie Mannix who sounds a lot like the Fred Otash of his day — the famed 1950s private investigator who worked for Confidential magazine and was the muckraker of the time using wiretaps to spy on movie stars and gather dirt.
No Cannes Do: Why Spike Lee Nixed ‘Do The Right Thing’ Silver Anniversary For Black Fest Fete
By Mike Fleming Jr.
INTERVIEW: The 2014 Cannes Film Festival marks 25 years since Spike Lee brought Do The Right Thing to the Croisette in a premiere that left some journalists labeling it a powder keg and predicting a trail of racial violence for its U.S. release. (more…)