Friday, May 13, 2011

Cannes:Three Days In

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady"

Word out of Cannes today from Anne Thompson and others is that The Weinstein Company has acquired the US rights to "The Iron Lady."  That's the Margaret Thatcher story starring Meryl Streep.  Many think that Streep will earn yet another Oscar nomination for this or for "August: Osage County."
The addition of the Weinstein's to the party and Thompson's speculation that Harvey Weinstein wants to position the film for potential Oscar consideration make us think that we had better put it on our list of Telluride film possibles.  Thompson's post is here:

Meanwhile, Ioncinema, the Indie/foreign film website, has put up a critic's scoreboard for films that are in competition at Cannes.  You can find it at:

Early on and no film is firing the critic's up...

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