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Previously titled “Operation Resort,” the film will be written and directed by “Tyrant” executive producer Gideon Raff. Bron Studios, which backed “Fences,” is fully financing the movie. Alexandra Milchan is on board to produce “Red Sea Diving Resort,” which begins shooting this summer.
Raff had originally sold the pitch to Fox Searchlight, but recently put it back on the market, with Bron Studios now coming on to finance.
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The film is based on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan. The story picks up in 1977, when Israel’s Mossad spy agency was given an assignment far different from its usual cloak-and-dagger activities. It was ordered by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin to rescue thousands of Jewish men and »
- Justin Kroll
Author: Scott Davis
As one award season closes another creeps up behind us and we start all over again as the 2017 Cannes Film Festival has announced its eagerly anticipated line-up for the festival which begins in May and as ever it is a diverse and exciting list of talents and films.
There are many incredible treats in store but here are some of our initial picks of what to look out for: Michel Hazanavicius, the director of Oscar Winner The Artist, returns with Redoubtable, his film about legendary filmmaker Jean Luc Godard; Michael Haneke’s latest, Happy End, makes an apperance, as does The Beguiled, the anticipated new film from Sofia Coppola which stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. Farrell and Kidman also feature in The Killing of A Sacred Deer, the new film from Yorgos Lanthimas (The Lobster) which also stars Alicia Silverstone.
Acclaimed filmmakers Lynne Ramsey, »
- Scott Davis
Cannes 2017 films unveiled: The official selection for the famous festival in the south of France has been revealed.
Check out the full Cannes 2017 films below.
The films that will play at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival – the 70th – have been unveiled. Playing at the historic 70th festival are Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Michael Haneke’s Happy End, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, as well as two Netflix films, Okja by Bong Joon-ho and The Meyerowitz Stories by Noah Baumbach. David Lynch’s new Twin Peaks series, as well as Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake will also screen at the festival as part of the 70th Anniversary Events program.
Opening this year’s festival is Ismael’s Ghosts, Arnaud Desplechin’s film that will screen out of competition on Wednesday 17th May. Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel lead the cast of the film, »
- Paul Heath
The Cannes Film Festival turns 70 this year, and for its anniversary edition, the world-famous event will launch new work from American directors Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, and Todd Haynes, as well as fresh features from such world-renowned filmmakers as Michael Haneke, Lynne Ramsay, and Andrey Zvyagintsev.
Festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux announced 49 films from 29 countries, including 12 women directors and nine feature debuts. Among the surprises of the press conference were the inclusion of a virtual reality project from Alejandro G. Iñárritu and special presentations of two television projects, two episodes of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” revival and a screening of season two of Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake.”
The festival will open with French director Arnaud Deplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts,” which stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard, two years after Frémaux was strongly criticized for letting the Directors’ Fortnight steal away Deplechin’s “My Golden Years. »
- Peter Debruge
The line-up for our most-anticipated cinema-related event of the year is here. With a jury headed up by Pedro Almodóvar, who came to the festival last year with Julieta, the slate for the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled live. Kicking off with Arnaud Desplechin‘s Marion Cotillard-led Ismael’s Ghosts, there’s new films from Lynne Ramsay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola, Hong Sang-soo (x 2!), Bong Joon-ho, Noah Baumbach, the Safdies, the final work from Abbas Kiarostami, and much more. Check out the full line-up below.
Jupiter’s Moon – Kornél Mundruczó
L’Amant Double – François Ozon
The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos
Radiance – Naomi Kawase
The Day After – Hong Sang-soo
- Jordan Raup
The Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup for the 70th edition, following its tradition of unveiling every competition film (along with Un Certain Regard titles and other assorted offerings) in a morning press conference taking place at 5 a.m. Est.
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This year’s festival features 49 films from 29 countries, including nine feature debuts and 12 women directors.
Check out the full lineup below (refresh for latest updates):
Opening Night Film
“Ismael’s Ghost” directed by Arnaud Desplechin
“The Day After” directed by Hong Sangsoo
- Graham Winfrey
All you need to know about Cannes 2017 line-up announcement.Scroll down for the line-up
The films chosen for the Cannes Official Selection will be announced on April 13 at 11am Cet (10am GMT).
The 70th Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to run from May 17-28. The films as they are announced are below:
Geu-Hu (The Day After), Hong Sangsoo
The Killing Of The Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos
Jupiter’s Moon, Kornél Mundruczó
L’amant Double, François Ozon
Ismael’s Ghosts, Arnaud Desplechin (opening film)
In The Fade, Fatih Akin
Variety is reporting that Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train) is in talks to join Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War) in the cast of Red Sea Diving Resort, which is being written and directed by Gideon Raff (Tyrant).
Based on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, the film “picks up in 1977, when Israel’s Mossad spy agency was given an assignment far different from its usual cloak-and-dagger activities. It was ordered by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jews in Sudan and deliver them to the Jewish state. No stranger to action in enemy countries, the agency established a covert forward base in a deserted holiday village in Sudan and deployed a handful of operatives to launch and oversee the exodus to the Promised Land, by sea and by air, in the early 1980s.”
Bennett’s recent roles include The Magnificent Seven and Rules Don’t Apply, »
- Gary Collinson
Raff had originally sold the pitch to Fox Searchlight but recently put it back on the market, with Bron Studios now coming on to finance.
The film is based on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The story picks up in 1977, when Israel’s Mossad spy agency was given an assignment far different from its usual cloak-and-dagger activities. It was ordered by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jews in Sudan and deliver them to the Jewish state. No stranger to action in enemy countries, the agency established a covert forward »
- Justin Kroll
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
In his 90 years, Chuck Berry — who died Saturday in Missouri — recorded hundreds of songs, including 13 top 10 R&B hits and seven pop smashes. Regardless of chart success, his work went on to inspire multiple generations of artists, many of whom paid tribute to the rock architect with covers.
Berry’s final tracks will appear on the upcoming album, Chuck, his first new release since 1979. Announced on his 90th birthday last October, the album features his children, Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid, on guitar and harmonica, and is dedicated to his wife of 68 years, »
- Jim Farber
It may seem prudent to seek out a little peace after headlining the upcoming Jack Ryan TV show, and the now-filming Mary Poppins Returns respectively, and that is exactly what John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have signed on to do – with their commitment to A Quiet Place. The project is being developed at Paramount, with Michael Bay on board as a co-producer, and will see Krasinski write, direct, produce and act, with Blunt as his co-star.
Reportedly scheduled for a late-2017 shoot, the plot details of A Quiet Place are currently shrouded in mystery – but given the body of work already amassed by those involved, we can glean a lot of information from the way in which this movie is coming together. The early draft of the script was written by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who have written a number of horror movies together – including Nightlight and Spread. John Krasinski »
- Sarah Myles
When Underground returns to Wgn America for season two on Wednesday, March 8, it’ll make history by presenting Harriet Tubman’s narrative onscreen for the first time since 1978, when Cicely Tyson played the abolitionist on the TV miniseries A Woman Called Moses. In the 39 years since, there’s been little of Tubman’s vast story -- from her escape from slavery to the Underground Railroad to her role as spy and military leader during the Civil War and, later, a suffragette -- presented, unless one counts her brief appearance on an episode of NBC's 1982 time-traveling series Voyagers! or in 2012’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which even the film’s screenwriter, Seth Grahame-Smith, admitted was “sad.”
In fact, several versions of Abraham Lincoln’s story have appeared on TV and in theaters since 1978, with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln earning Daniel Day-Lewis the 2013 Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the president. Even [link=nm »
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?
There can be only one.
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- David Ehrlich
Kanye West reportedly suffered memory loss following his 2016 hospitalization, according to one of the rapper’s collaborators. Malik Yusef, who has worked with West on hits such as “All Of The Lights” and “Promised Land”, spoke to Popsugar at the Grammy Awards on Sunday when he provided an update about West’s current health. “I’ve been […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Riz Ahmed has a heavy conscience. Or at least it seems that way when the British actor reflects on 2016, a year he tells Et “has been a mess in so many ways,” pointing to the deaths of pop culture icons from David Bowie to Carrie Fisher and the civil unrest in Aleppo, Syria, that has left tens of thousands dead and has caused even more to flee the country. And while he didn’t mention it, Ahmed could have easily been referring to a tumultuous U.S. presidential election, which weighed heavily on the minds of many Americans as the year came to an end. All of this in the same year that saw Ahmed’s profile skyrocket thanks to a starring role on the hit HBO miniseries The Night Of, the surprise debut of Netflix’s The Oa and scene-stealing parts in Jason Bourne and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And if acting »
15 items from 2017
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