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2018 Cannes: Asghar Farhadi’s ‘Everybody Knows’ with Oscar winners Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem will open 71st Cannes Film Festival

This year’s forthcoming Festival de Cannes will open with a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s new film Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) in Competition at the Grand Théâtre Lumière in the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday 8 May. Asghar Farhadi’s 8th feature film, shot entirely in Spanish on the Iberian Peninsula, charts the story of Laura, who lives with her husband and children in Buenos ...

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2018 Cannes: Benicio del Toro is President of Un Certain Regard Jury

The man who will preside over the fate of the Un Certain Regard Jury is not only a film lover but a brilliant actor, entirely devoted to his art. Eight years ago, along with Tim Burton, Benicio del Toro and his fellow members of the Jury selected Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee (The One Who Can Recall His Past Lives) as the winner ...

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2018 Cannes: Ursula Meier is President of the Jury of the Caméra d’or

This year’s Caméra d’or Jury will be headed by a representative of the new generation of filmmakers. Along with six fellow professionals, the Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier will select the best first film presented in the Official Selection, the Semaine de la Critique and the Directors’ Fortnight. Ursula Meier is a filmmaker who questions the very need to film. This undoubtedly explains ...

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Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro signs overall deal with Fox Searchlight

STUDIO AND “THE SHAPE OF WATER” DIRECTOR TO CREATE NEW LABEL FOR HORROR, SCI-FI AND FANTASY GENRE PROJECTS Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that Fox Searchlight Pictures has signed a deal with Academy Award® winning director Guillermo del Toro that covers live action feature film projects to be written, produced and/or directed by del ...

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Adam Sandler set for ‘Uncut Gems’ at A24 from the Safdie Brothers

Adam Sandler is officially on board Uncut Gems, the next film from the Safdie Brothers (Good Time). Shooting on the plot-secret film is expected to start this fall with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush (Lady Bird) producing for Scott Rudin Productions with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson fromElara Pictures. Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are on board as executive producers. The ...

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‘Creed II’ Begins Production in Philadelphia; Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson Return

Production begins today in Philadelphia on Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, reprising their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa respectively. Creed II is the continuation of the Rocky saga and sequel to the 2015 critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing 2015 hit Creed, which took in more than $170 million at the worldwide box ...

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‘Westworld’ Season 2 trailer: You say you want a revolution?

We’re less than a month away from the April 22nd premiere of the second season of the wildly successful HBO sci-fi drama Westworld from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and now we have the first trailer. Cunningly utilizing Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” (arranged by show composer Ramin Djawadi, the trailer brings us back to the impending robot uprising with Emmy nominees ...

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