Posts tagged as: Cannes Film Festival

Netflix Gains Rights To Girl and Happy As Lazzaro At Cannes

Netflix has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Cannes Film Festival award-winners Girl and Happy As Lazzaro. Pegged as the next Xavier Dolan, Lukas Dhont made a stunning debut with Girl” about 15-year-old Lara who is committed to becoming a professional ballerina, even as she is hit with adolescent frustrations and impatience […]

Shoplifters And BlacKkKlansman Win Big At The 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters has won the Palme d’Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. The film, dubbed a moving tale of a self-made family at the bottom of Japanese society with a secret that could tear them apart. Spike Lee’s anti-racism true story satire BlacKkKlansman took the runner-up prize of the Grand Prix, and Lebanese director Nadine’s […]

Netflix Acquires The Right To Next Gen Movie

Netflix has reportedly acquired worldwide rights (sans China) to the animated feature Next Gen for a whopping $30 million at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Jason Sudeikis, Michael Pena, David Cross, Kitana Turnbull and Constance Wu lend their voices to the film about two boys who become friends in a society populated by robots. First-time feature […]

Dragon Rider Gains The Voice Of Felicity Jones

Rogue One star Felicity Jones has signed up for the animated movie Dragon Rider, a family adventure which will be directed by Tomer Eshed. Variety first broke the news. Based on Cornelia Funke’s bestselling novel of the same name, the story follows Firedrake, a young silver dragon; Sorrel, a mountain spirit; and Ben, an orphaned […]

LAIKA’s Next Titled Is Call The Missing Link

Animation studio LAIKA has announced its fifth and most ambitious film yet, The Missing Link, which is targeting a Spring 2019 release through Annapurna Pictures in the United States. In the film, the charismatic Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is […]

Rambo 5 Will Be Shopped At Cannes

Avi Lerner and his Millennium Films production company are reportedly shopping around a fifth Rambo film at this year’s Cannes Film Market. Sylvester Stallone is said to be working on the script himself and is attached to reprise his role in the film as the Vietnam veteran who hates violence, but can never escape it. There’s […]

Ralph Fiennes In Talks To Board The Forgiven

Ralph Fiennes is in talks to star with Rebecca Hall, Mark Strong and Saïd Taghmaoui in director John Michael McDonagh’s The Forgiven. An adaptation of the novel by Lawrence Osborne, the story deals with the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of an English couple, their friends and local Moroccans who converge on a […]

Cannes Responds To Netflix’s Exit

The fight started when there was a new rule which barred any film from entering the 2018 Cannes Film Festival’s competition line-up unless a French theatrical release was guaranteed. Then yesterday Netflix revealed it was pulling all films from the festival, including out of competition entries. Now Fremaux has responded to Netflix’s withdrawal whilst speaking […]

Restored Print of 2001 to Be Shown for Film’s 50th Anniversary at Cannes Festival

The Cannes Film Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey with the world premiere of an unrestored 70mm print, introduced by Christopher Nolan. The event is set for May 12 as part of the Cannes Classics program. The screening will also be attended by members of Kubrick’s family, including […]

A24 Buys the US Rights to The Florida Project

A24 has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sean Baker’s The Florida Project about a homeless family in the Sunshine State premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight. Willem Dafoe, Caleb Landry Jones, Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite co-star. Baker co-wrote the picture with Chris Bergoch.

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