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Bankable Names Spin Gold at Cannes

Fake gunshots, a $1 million jewel heist and torrential rains generated more drama and excitement at the Cannes Film Festival than most of the movie projects that were offered in this year’s market section.

While Hollywood’s most colorful movie aficionado, Harvey Weinstein, was by far the most active U.S. buyer at the 12-day annual event, overall sales lagged behind last year’s market. And many buyers remarked on the lack of commercial product available.

In the words of one Los Angeles-based buyer’s rep, there was quantity, but not the kind of quality that would guarantee a wide U.S. theatrical release. Still, there were a number of notable transactions.

Sony Pictures bought multiple foreign territories for “Spinning Gold,” a biopic of late music mogul Neil Bogart to star Justin Timberlake, who was in Cannes to wow foreign distribs. Director Martin Scorsese’s 20-year-old pet project “Silence,” a
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Matthias Schoenaerts Reteams With 'Bullhead' Director Michael Roskam For 'The Faithful,' Lines Up 'The Ardennes'

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In 2011, folks sat up and took notice of Matthias Schoenaerts. He broke out in the Oscar-nominated "Bullhead," and hasn't looked back since. In 2012 he starred in Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone," shot Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties," and lined up a role opposite Michelle Williams in the WWII drama "Suite Francaise" shooting next spring. But it looks like the actor hasn't forgotten who helped him get a leg up. Schoenaerts will reteam with "Bullhead" director Michael Roskam for "The Faithful." The project is still in early stages -- Roskam is writing it with an unnamed "high profile scribe" -- but it's said to be a film noir about a criminal gang set in Brussels, and should all the pieces fall into place, shooting will take place in the spring of 2014. Variety says this will be Roskam's sophomore feature, but they seem to forget he's currently slated to lens "Animal.
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Mila Kunis Talks to Her Oz Costar James Franco For Interview Magazine

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Mila Kunis Talks to Her Oz Costar James Franco For Interview Magazine
Mila Kunis covers the August issue of Interview, which will be on newsstands July 24. She spoke with pal James Franco during a particularly busy work period. She wrapped up a promotional tour for Ted, and just started chatting up her and James's Oz: The Great and Powerful. In fact, Mila and Michelle Williams went to Comic-Con to chat up their new adaptation of the Wizard of Oz tale. Mila also spent time this Summer on the set of Guillaume Canet's new thriller, Blood Ties. Career was the focus of Mila and James's discussion, and she talked about the perks of being picky, Hollywood pressures, and her goals. Here are highlights from Mila Kunis in Interview: On being able to be picky about her work: "Honestly, after doing a TV show [That '70s Show] for eight years and a cartoon [Family Guy] for more than a decade, you are, financially speaking, in a very
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Take Three: Grace Zabriskie

Craig here with this week's Take Three. Today: Grace Zabriskie

It was Grace Zabriskie’s 71st birthday last week. She’s achieved a lot in her vast career over the 34 years she’s been acting: she had a daughter with oversized thumbs (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues); paid River Phoenix for sex (My Own Private Idaho); been killed by Chuckie (Child’s Play 2); ran on a brothel (The Brothel); evangelized about vampires (Blood Ties); had a asteroid named after her (Armageddon); performed a voodoo sex-killing (Wild at Heart); fought for worker’s rights (Norma Rae); navigated b-movie space horrors (Galaxy of Terror); and turned mourning into a mad maternal art (Twin Peaks). And that's just ten of her 93+ screen roles.

Here are three performances that I feel deserve highlighting.
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