MORE THOUGHTS ON CANNES
Last week I posted a synopsis of Screen Daily's first big speculation piece about films that could find their way to Cannes in May and then Telluride on Labor Day weekend. Just a day after Variety, led by Peter DeBruge and Elsa Keslassy produced a spec piece of their own. As you might expect, a number of the titles doubled what Scree Daily had considered.
Among those that Variety repeated that seem to have serious Telluride potential:
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
The Sisters Brothers
Ash Is the Purest White
Other films that the Variety piece adds to the group that Screen Daily did not mention:
Damian Chazelle's First Man (would it really be ready?)
Thomas Vinterberg's Kursk
Lee Chang-dong's Burning
Mia Hansen-Love's Maya
The complete Variety piece is linked here.
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? TRAILER
Entertainment Weekly dropped a trailer for Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy last Friday. The trailer popped on YouTube very soon thereafter and here it is:
The original story from EW with the trailer and other info is linked here.
Our interest springs from its Oct. 19th release date, its Fox Searchlight pedigree which, coming off its Best Picture Oscar win for The Shape of Water, could be looking to send this film to T-ride. Additionally, there's already some awards buzz floating around about McCarthy's performance.
PAYNE'S NEXT PROJECT
It appears that Telluride regular Alexander Payne has lined up his next gig as multiple sources report that he will be directing a legal thriller titled The Burial. The script is from Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Doug Wright.
Amazon Studios is producing the film based on true incidents and centered on a Mississippi court case that focuses on the suit brought against conglomerate funeral homes. The film is set in 1995 and follows the case brought by Jeremiah O'Keefe who was represented by attorney Willie Gary, described in the press reports as "flamboyant".
Linked is is coverage from:
The Hollywood Reporter
The Film Stage
You have to think that it would be a serious consideration for TFF #46 in 2019.
There's your MTFB post for Monday, Mar. 19, 2018. More to come on Thursday!
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