Thursday, March 27, 2014

Variety Weighs In on Cannes/Meryl and Diablo?

Good Thursday to All...


Marion Cotillard working on "Two Days, One Night"

As we get down to three weeks left before the announcement of titles for the 67th Cannes Film Festival, speculation continues as to what may play at the famed French fest.  Yesterday Hollywood heavyweight Variety weighed in with some speculation of its own.  Here's some of what they have to say and they do it geographically.  So, here are their films that might double down in Cannes and then Telluride:

North Americans (best chance):

Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher"
Alejandro Gonzlaez Inarritu's "Birdman"

Brits (best chance):

Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner"
Stephen Frears' untitled Lance Armstrong biopic (this is a new title among our other Cannes spec posts)

Longer shots: Michael Winterbottom's "The Face of an Angel" and John Boorman's "Queen and Country"

French and Belgians (best chance):

Mia Hansen-Love's "Eden"
Olivier Assasyas' "Clouds of Sils Maria"
Michel Hazanavicius' "The Search"
Xavier Beauvois' "The Price of Glory"
The Dardennes Brothers' "Two Days, One Night"

Asian (best chance):

Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home"

Other Territories (best chance):

Thomas Vinterberg's "Far from the Madding Crowd"

As you can see, a lot of the usual suspects, although the Frears mention is a first for that film.  Here's the link to the complete article:


News this week that Meryl Streep is said to be cast in the latest Diablo Cody script.  The Oscar winning scribe for Juno also looks to have Jonathan Demme on board to direct.  We probably should keep an eye on this project.  Here are links to a couple of posts about the project:

More on Monday.  Have a great weekend!

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