Thursday, April 30, 2015

Looking at Macbeth/And Speaking of Cotillard/"Youth" and Fox

Good Thursday World!


It's no secret that I have been banging the drum for Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" to be a part of this year's Telluride lineup.  Its inclusion in the Palme d'Or competition in Cannes next month could be another step in that direction.  If it performs well in terms of critical response and picks up any buzz vis-a-vis awards from the Coen Brothers led jury that would also add to its chances to make the Labor Day lineup.

Earlier this week, we were treated to new images from the film that stars Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender as Shakespeare's most dangerous power couple.  You can find those images and coverage linked here:


As I was doing just above, casting news this week puts the former Telluride Tribute recipient in another future vehicle that could make its way to Telluride in 2016.  The announcement came for the latest plans for director Xavier Dolan's next project.  Dolan was part of the Telluride lineup last year with "Mommy".  Other cast members announced included Lea Seydoux who appeared at Telluride for TFF #40 with "Blue is the Warmest Color" and Vincent Cassel ("Black Swan").

The film will be based on a french play entitled "It's Only the End of the World".  It is reported that filming will begin soon.  Dolan is slated to serve as a part of the Cannes Palme d'Or jury next month.

Check the details below:


Also making news this week was the announcement from Fox Searchlight that they will distribute Paolo Sorrentino's Cannes competition film "Youth".  "Youth" stars Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano.  The acquisition bodes well for the film and raises the chances that it could be a Telluride selection.  So much so, in fact that the below-linked post from Ioncinema suggests that a Telluride play is likely.  Check it:

More on Monday...have a great weekend!

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