Stewart will star in 'Spencer', set in the early 1990s. Director Pablo Larraín calls Stewart "one of the great actors around today."
The Cannes Film Festival said that rescheduling the festival to late June and early July as originally hoped is no longer possible, and the festival acknowledged in a statement Tuesday that it most likely won’t take place in its original form.However, the festival is exploring other contingencies and is hoping to make Cannes happen in some form in 2020.“It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form,” the festival’s statement read. “Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.”Also Read: 5 Ways the Oscar Season Could Be Rocked by the CoronavirusThe festival was first postponed in March, and the lineup of films playing at the festival was originally meant to be announced this week before the coronavirus canceled and postponed film events across the industry and across the world. The festival has also been consistent about trying to postpone or delay the festival rather than cancel outright, as festivals such as SXSW and Tribeca meant for earlier in the spring have done.In a Q&A shared by the festival late last month, it was confirmed that festival staff is still working from home and that the deadline to submit films was also extended until at least the end of May.Cannes has only been canceled once in its history dating back to the end of World War II in 1946, that being in 1968 due to nationwide student riots.See the latest full statement below:Following the French President’ statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July, is no longer an option.It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form.Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.When the health crisis, whose resolution remains the priority of all, passes, we will have to reiterate and prove the importance of cinema and the role that its work, artists, professionals, film theatres and their audiences, play in our lives. This is how the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film and the parallel sections (Semaine de la Critique, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, ACID), intend to contribute. We are committed to it and we would like to thank everyone who is by our side, public officials (Cannes’ City Hall, Ministry of Culture, the CNC), industry members as well as our partners.Each and everyone knows that many uncertainties are still reigning over the international health situation. We hope to be able to communicate promptly regarding the shapes that this Cannes 2020 will take.Read original story Cannes Film Festival Postpones Again, Hints Fest May Not Happen in ‘Original Form’ At TheWrap
Quentin Tarantino got prickly yesterday after he was called on giving Margot Robbie not a great deal to do in his new movie.
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup, unveiling an official selection that includes 13 female filmmakers, a number of genre movies, more American titles than last year and an opportunity for Elton John to make a star turn on the Croisette. Twelve of the 47 films announced Thursday are directed by women (one […]
Although Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival continue quietly to negotiate a potential settlement to their differences, the streaming giant will be absent from the Croisette again this year with no film in or out of competition, Variety has learned. The ongoing talks between the two sides have been friendly, including a dinner in Los […]
Alejandro G. Iñárritu has been named president of the Cannes Film Festival jury. The Oscar-winning director of "Birdman" and "The Revenant" will be the first Mexican artist to chair the panel. Iñárritu has a long history with Cannes, starting with his debut feature, "Amores Perros," in 2000, and last attended two years ago with his […]
Joe Alwyn appeared Monday at the Cannes Film Festival, where he was honored with the Chopard Trophy.
The video showing a white supremacist run down Heyer during a counter-protest appears at the end of the film.
<strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: Guy Ritchie is returning to the style of filmmaking that launched his directing career with <em>Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels</em> and <em>Snatch</em>. Ritchie will unveil in the Cannes market <em>Toff Guys</em>, a stylized and inherently British drama. <em>Toff Guys</em> will be the next film Ritchie directs, and will be one of the buzzier titles when CAA Media Finance and Rocket Science introduce it at next week to foreign and domestic buyers. Ritchie will produce, and he wrote the script…
Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Marion Cotillard, Fan Bingbing, and Penelope Cruz have signed on for the independent spy thriller “355.” Chastain’s Freckle Films will produce “355,” which Simon Kinberg will direct from a script by Theresa Rebeck based on an original idea by Chastain. Producers are Chastain and Kelly Carmichael through Freckle Films along with […]
Universal Pictures is developing a remake of Chinese action film “The Killer,” with John Woo returning to direct and Lupita Nyong’o attached to star. The original 1989 movie, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, and Sally Yeh, was widely acclaimed and led to Woo being hired by Hollywood studios. Chow played an assassin who accidentally damages […]
The Cannes Film Festival has set its competition jury under president Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett. The festival chose five women and four men, covering seven nationalities and five continents. They will spend plenty of time in dark rooms on the Croisette before revealing the winners Saturday, May 19 during the Closing Ceremony. The jury for this year’s fest under Blanchett includes Chang Chen (Chinese actor), Ava DuVernay (American writer, director, producer), Rob…
<strong>UPDATED, 4:30 AM:</strong> The Cannes Film Festival this morning confirmed Deadline’s scoop that <em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> will premiere at Cannes to become the third film in the series to come to the Croisette after 2002’s <em>Star Wars: Attack of the Clones</em> and 2005’s <em>Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith</em>. Find the official announcement below the original story break. <strong>EARLIER EXCLUSIVE, </strong>Thursday, 1:42 PM, PST: <em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, Deadline…
Benicio Del Toro has been named president of the jury for Un Certain Regard in Cannes. Hailing him as “not only a film lover but a brilliant actor,” the Cannes Film Festival said Wednesday that Del Toro was “an artist who knows no boundaries” and a performer who “throws himself like no other into his […]
Thierry Fremaux has shaken up protocol at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, eliminating morning press screenings of films before their evening premieres and banning selfies on the red carpet. Under the new plan, critics and journalists will see films in the Debussy theater at the same time that guests inside the main auditorium watch the […]
After winning two big prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, "You Were Never Really Here" sets its sights on awards season.
Sofia Coppola may have won the Best Director Prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, but jury member Jessica Chastain had some honest feedback about how women were depicted in the other films in competition. “This is the first time I’ve watched 20 films in 10 days and I love movies, and the one thing I really took away from this experience is how the world views women from the female characters that were represented,” said Chastain, as jury president Pedro Almodovar nodded. The issue of representing women equally has plagued Cannes just as it has plagued Hollywood, with the festival reaching to include women directors but ultimately not achieving anything close to gender parity.
Leo and David! Leo and David! Everybody was trying to get near this year’s power duo at the Cannes amfAR gala. At around 8 p.m., at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes, the world’s biggest movie star was chatting with the famous soccer player, as bodyguards flicked away photographers. Leonardo DiCaprio looked animated, using his fingers... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/scene/vpage/leonardo-dicaprio-david-beckham-cannes-amfar-gala-2017-1202445770/" title="Read Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, Will Smith Steal the Show at Cannes amfAR Gala">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
UPDATED: Technical problems marred Netflix’s press screening for “Okja” on Friday morning at the Cannes Film Festival, according to audience members. The film was projected for more than six minutes in the wrong aspect ratio while critics booed and stomped their feet until it was fixed. The negative reaction came after people burst into applause... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/markets-festivals/okja-netflix-cannes-screening-boos-1202436483/" title="Read Cannes Apologizes For ‘Okja’ Screening Technical Glitches">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Jesse Eisenberg will play Marcel Marceau, a hallowed member of the French Resistance and world famous mime, in the upcoming film “Resistance,” CAA announced at Cannes on Friday.