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Cannes Adds ‘Whitney’ Doc, New Lars Von Trier & Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Following the initial announcement of the official selection last week, its seems that the organisers of he 2017 Cannes Film Festival have left the big surprises ’til last. The festival will screen the new Lars Von Trier film, welcoming him back after effectively banning him from the festival a few years ago. Von Trier will see his film The House That Jack Built screen out of competition.

They will also screen the Kevin Macdonald documentary about Whitney Houston, Whitney as part of their midnight screening schedule, along with the Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon-led redo of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.

The other big news is that Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Will pay at the festival. It will be the festival’s closing film and will screen on Saturday 19th February. It will then get a release in France on the same day.
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First Teaser for Lars von Trier's Cannes Film 'The House That Jack Built'

"The old cathedrals often have sublime artworks hidden away, in the darkest corners for only God to see. The same goes for murder..." Whoa. A short teaser trailer has debuted for the latest film from controversial Danish director Lars von Trier, titled The House That Jack Built. After being banned for 8 years, Lars von Trier has finally been allowed to return to the Cannes Film Festival, and his new film will premiere out of competition. The House That Jack Built stars Matt Dillon as the titular Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer. The film follows him for 12 years profiling his murders. Also starring Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Ed Speleers, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, and Yu Ji-tae. It was described by von Trier as a film that celebrates "the idea that life is evil and soulless." Damn, this is going to be dark. Here's the first teaser trailer
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Lars von Trier Is Back At Cannes And We Have The First Teaser To His New Film ‘The House That Jack Built’

All the speculation is now over – Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built” is going to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

The serial killer film, starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, was long thought to be von Trier’s ticket back to the world of Cannes, after being “banned” from the festival in 2011, but when the film wasn’t announced as part of Cannes lineup, people were confused.
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Cannes Adds Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,' Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’

Cannes Adds Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,' Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’
Terry Gilliam’s notoriously long-in-the-works “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” will close next month’s Cannes Film Festival, president Pierre Lescure announced Thursday.

In addition, festival organizers confirmed that Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” a serial killer drama starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, would screen out of competition.

On Tuesday, festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux had signaled that the Danish director would be welcomed back to the festival seven years after he was declared “persona non grata” at the festival for comments he made about Adolf Hitler.
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Lars von Trier’s ‘House That Jack Built’ to Premiere at Cannes 2018, Debuts First Footage — Watch

Lars von Trier’s ‘House That Jack Built’ to Premiere at Cannes 2018, Debuts First Footage — Watch
Lars von Trier is officially being welcomed back to the Cannes Film Festival. Thierry Frémaux has confirmed Trier will return to the festival for the first time since 2011’s “Melancholia” with his serial killer drama “The House That Jack Built.” The film will debut in the Out of Competition section, which means it won’t be eligible for the Palme d’Or. Trier was named a “persona non grata” (aka. unwelcome at the festival) after he made comments referencing Nazism during the “Melancholia” press conference.

The House That Jack Built” tracks the origin of a serial killer, played by Matt Dillon. The script is set in the 1970s and follows Jack through the five murders that define his development as a killer. Jack’s victims are played by Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, and Riley Keough.

Trier has a long history with Cannes. He’s competed for the
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Von Trier returns to Cannes by Richard Mowe - 2018-04-19 11:13:03

Matt Dillon in a scene from The House That Jack Built marking Lars von Trier’s return to Cannes, Out of Competition Photo: Cannes Film Festival Floated as a possibility at the media launch of the Cannes Film Festival last week the organisers now have confirmed that banned Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier will return to the Croisette for the 71st edition.

The chosen title will be his serial killer opus The House That Jack Built starring Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux had to seek special permission of the Festival’s board to reverse the veto on Trier, who made inflammatory Nazi remarks and caused a furore at the 2011 Festival during the press conference for Melancholia which was in Competition. The new film will show Out of Competition.

Lars von Trier is back to Cannes with a serial killer Photo: Richard Mowe Another late addition,
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Cannes adds Lars von Trier latest, 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote', 'Whitney' doc

Cannes adds Lars von Trier latest, 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote', 'Whitney' doc
Ceylan, Dvortsevoy and Gonzalez films added to competition.

The Cannes Film Festival has announced several additions to its 2018 line-up, including the new Lars von Trier project, Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and three new competition films.

Competition

Firstly Yann Gonzalez makes his competition debut with Un Couteau Dans Le Cœur (Knife + Heart) starring Vanessa Paradis

So does director Sergey Dvortsevoy with Ayka. His Tulpan won the Prize Un Certain Regard in 2008.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, winner of the Palme d’or 2014 for Winter Sleep, returns with Ahlat Agaci (The Wild Pear Tree / Le Poirier Sauvage).

The
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Cannes Adds Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,’ Sets Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ as Closer

Cannes Adds Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,’ Sets Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ as Closer
Danish director Lars von Trier is returning to the Cannes fold with his serial-killer drama “The House That Jack Built” after seven years of banishment from the festival, while Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating, problem-plagued “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is set to close the event, organizers announced Thursday. Both films will screen out of competition.

Cannes also added two sophomore outings to the competition lineup – Yann Gonzalez’s “Knife + Heart” and Sergei Dvortsevoy’s “The Little One” – plus Palme d’Or winning filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “The Wild Pear Tree.” “Whitney,” Kevin Macdonald’s documentary on singer Whitney Houston, has been set as a Midnight Screening, as has HBO’s new adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451,” directed by Ramin Bahrani and starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon – the latest television project to screen at Cannes.

Artistic director Thierry Fremaux had hinted that von Trier would return to the
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Chicago Critics Film Festival 2018 Capsule Review – Revenge

The comically but altogether disgustingly unrealistic amounts of blood dripping from characters both male and female, soaked into the walls of a remote mountainous getaway vacation home and the vast desert landscapes that occupy the surroundings, are absolutely sure to be a major talking point for Revenge (the feature-length debut from French writer and director Coralie Fargeat), but this is rape vengeance with an artistically minded cinematic mean streak. The closing moments are bound to be some of the most intense all year. This is a primal display of female empowerment and revenge that is sure to somewhere have even Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman erupting in applause.

Revenge plays at the Chicago Critics Film Festival, check here for more information and watch the trailer here.

Revenge

Director: Coralie Fargeat | Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe | 108 mins

Three wealthy married men get together for their annual hunting game in a desert canyon.
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Strangers Things Casts Cary Elwes And Jake Busey For Season 3

Stranger Things season 3 is set to begin filming later this month and, ahead of the Netflix phenomenon once again going in front of the cameras, two exciting new casting additions have been revealed to be moving to the weird and frightening town of Hawkins.

Cary Elwes – familiar to modern horror fans as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw films – is joining the ensemble cast as Mayor Kline, suggesting that season 3 will finally introduce us to the mayor of Hawkins. With all the odd shenanigans going on in the town, we expect him to be a very shady individual indeed. Meanwhile, Jake Busey – set to star in the upcoming Predator – is set to play a man named Bruce. That’s all we know about his role for now, though.

Elwes should definitely be right at home on Stranger Things, as he’s yet another cast member who’s previously appeared in a fondly-remembered classic 1980s movie.
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Lars von Trier’s Ban From Cannes May Be Coming to an End

Lars von Trier’s Ban From Cannes May Be Coming to an End
Lars von Trier’s long banishment from the Cannes Film Festival — following his shocking comments about Hitler and the Nazis in 2011 — may soon be over, Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux suggested Tuesday.

In a radio interview in France, Fremaux said the welcome mat could be put out again for von Trier, which would pave the way for the controversial Danish director’s new film, “The House That Jack Built,” to join Cannes’ official lineup. Von Trier hasn’t been seen on the Croisette in seven years, since he astonished reporters at his “Melancholia” press conference by saying that Hitler did “some things wrong” but that he could “sympathize with him.” Afterward, the festival declared von Trier persona non grata.

Fremaux first hinted last week that von Trier and “The House That Jack Built” might come to Cannes. Fremaux is believed to be eager to secure the film, a serial-killer drama starring Uma Thurman,
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Cannes Will Welcome Back Lars von Trier, Says Festival Director

Cannes Will Welcome Back Lars von Trier, Says Festival Director
Director Lars von Trier, who was declared “persona non grata” at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for comments he made about Adolf Hitler, will return to Cannes for the first time since then, festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux said on French radio on Tuesday.

Von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” the study of a serial killer played by Matt Dillon, has long been rumored to be a contender for a slot at this year’s festival. When asked about that by a French radio host, Fremaux confirmed that Cannes would have a von Trier announcement in the coming days.

When the host pressed him to confirm that the film had been added to the lineup, Fremaux responded, “I sort of did.”

Also Read: Cannes Lineup Reaches From Spike Lee to Jean-Luc Godard

The House That Jack Built” is set in Washington state and covers the life of the killer over a dozen years. Other cast members include Riley Keough, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. IFC acquired U.S. rights to the film in Cannes last May.

Known as a cinematic provocateur, the Danish director caused a furor at Cannes in 2011 when his film “Melancholia” screened in the main competition. Asked at a press conference to discuss his German roots and his interest in the Nazi aesthetic, he began a long and rambling answer by saying, “I thought I was a Jew for a long time, and I was very happy… But it turned out that I was not a Jew…

“And then I found out that I was really a Nazi because my family was German. Which also gave me some pleasure. What can I say?”

Also Read: Lars von Trier Denies Björk's Sexual Harassment Claims

As the film’s star, Kirsten Dunst, pleaded with von Trier to stop talking, he added, “I understand Hitler. I think he did some wrong things, absolutely, but I can see him sitting in his bunker at the end. I think I understand the man. He’s not what you call a good guy, but I understand much about him, and I sympathize with him a little bit.”

While von Trier quickly issued a formal apology for the comments, he was banned from the rest of the festival and declared “persona non grata,” though “Melancholia” remained in the official competition. (Dunst won the festival’s best actress award.)

The director’s next film, the two-part 2013 drama “Nymphomaniac,” did not screen in Cannes. But Fremaux has in recent years said that he was open to having von Trier return to the festival, and in Tuesday’s interview, he said that festival president Pierre Lescure has been working to lift the director’s “persona non grata” status.

Fremaux also said that Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, who was in competition at Cannes last year with “Loveless,” will serve on the jury this year. The rest of the jury, which will be headed by Cate Blanchett, has yet to be announced.

Ben Croll contributed to this report.

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‘Little Women’ Star Maya Hawke Claims “Great Honor” To Debut In PBS Series – The Contenders Emmys

Maya Hawke comes from Hollywood royalty, but she is a relative newcomer in front of the cameras. Hawke, who is Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke’s daughter, makes her on-screen debut in Masterpiece's Little Women. The 19-year-old actress read the book in eighth grade and says landing a role in the period drama was a dream come true. “I had a remarkable time. I made some of the best friends of my life," Hawke said during Deadline's The Contenders Emmy event. "It was a great…
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Watch an exclusive clip from The Con is On starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth and Alice Eve

Ahead of its release on May 4th, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the star-studded caper comedy The Con is On starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Maggie Q, Parker Posey, Alice Eve and Sofia Vergara. The clip features Uma Thurman and Tim Roth discussing the best way to bump into Roth’s character’s ex-wife (Alice Eve) by casually crashing their car. Check it out here…

This stylish, star-studded caper comedy stars Uma Thurman (Kill Bill franchise) as Harriet and Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) as Peter, a con-artist couple cooking up a jewel-theft scam in L.A. to pay off sexy gangster Irina (played by Maggie Q). Having squandered Irina’s loot one drunken night, Harriet and Peter escape to Hollywood, where they plot to steal a priceless jewel from Peter’s loopy ex-wife (Alice Eve) to repay the debt. The dazzling cast also includes Parker Posey (Superman Returns
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Imposters: Season Two Viewer Votes

How do Maddie and the Bumblers make out during the second season of the Imposters TV show on Bravo? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Imposters is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Imposters season two episodes, below. A Bravo dark comedy, Imposters stars Inbar Lavi, Rob Heaps, Parker Young, Marianne Rendón, Stephen Bishop, and Brian Benben, with Uma Thurman guest starring. It centers on Maddie (Lavi), a beautiful con-artist, and the “Bumblers,” a team of her former victims. In season two, after they all escape Max (Benben) and FBI Agent Patrick (Bishop), Maddie
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SAG-aftra Issues New Rule: No More Auditions in Private Hotel Rooms

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SAG-aftra Issues New Rule: No More Auditions in Private Hotel Rooms
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the Times Up movement, Hollywood’s Screen Actors Guild called for the end to auditions in private hotel rooms in a Thursday announcement.

“To help protect members from potential harassment and exploitation, SAG-aftra released today a Guideline that calls for an end to the practice of holding professional meetings in private hotel rooms or residences,” the group said in a statement.

SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris said: “We are committed to addressing the scenario that has allowed predators to exploit performers behind closed doors under the guise of a professional meeting.”

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The change comes after accusations of decades of sexual harassment and assault have been lodged against Weinstein. The film producer has been accused now by nearly 90 women in various cities around the world, though he has consistently denied any nonconsensual sex.

Weinstein often used the guise of auditions to lure actresses into hotel rooms where women say he would harass and assault them sexually. And Actress Lupita Nyong’o said in a New York Times essay that the disgraced movie mogul harassed her at a private residence early in her career.

The accusations against Weinstein opened a floodgate of accusations against other men in Hollywood, including Louis C.K., Jefferey Tambor, Kevin Spacey and James Toback.

“This is the first expansion of the Code of Conduct, which the union published in February as part of its Four Pillars of Change initiative to confront harassment and advance equity in the industry,” SAG-aftra said in its announcement. “Following input from members, experts and industry stakeholders, Guideline No. 1 reflects SAG-aftra’s dedication to upholding professional standards and addressing the unprofessional and unlawful workplace culture that too many of our members face.”

Also Read: Uma Thurman Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Sexual 'Attack': 'He Tried to Shove Himself on Me'

The industry has been scrambling to put systems in place to help curtail the abuses of power by men. Women in the industry, such as Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay and Natalie Portman, started a legal defense fund in conjunction with the #TimesUp movement to fight sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and abuses of power in the workplace.

Late last year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences set a code of conduct as well to help prevent such misconduct from spreading further.

“There is no place in the Academy for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognized standards of decency,” the academy said in a statement at the time. “The Academy is categorically opposed to any form of abuse, harassment or discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, or nationality.”

Also Read: Producers Guild of America Announces New Anti-Harassment Guidelines

SAG-aftra’s guideline No. 1 calls on producers and other decision makers to “refrain from holding professional meetings in hotel rooms and private residences.” It calls for members and their reps to avoid meetings in such “high-risk” locations. “In the rare event that there is no reasonable alternative to having the meeting in such a location, Guideline No. 1 establishes the concept of a ‘Support Peer’ to accompany the member during the meeting,” the organization said.

Criminal investigations into Weinstein’s accused misconduct are underway in New York, Beverly Hills and London. He was fired as CEO and Chairman of the Board at The Weinstein Company, which entered a voluntary bankruptcy sale process last month.

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Lars von Trier Won’t Return to Cannes (Yet), But Here’s the Story Behind His 2011 Banishment

While the Cannes Film Festival will not include five Netflix films, there was another notable omission when the festival unveiled its 2018 slate: Bad boy Danish auteur Lars von Trier will not return to the Competition with his latest “dark and sinister” film “The House that Jack Built” (IFC Films), starring Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, and Matt Dillon as a serial killer who narrates the story, Ripley-style — with humor. (Trier’s 2014 feature “Nymphomaniac” played Toronto and other festivals.) Von Trier was banned from the festival seven years ago, and while Cannes has suggested that it might invite him back, so far that hasn’t happened.

It’s possible that Trier could still make his way to Cannes, as artistic director Thierry Fremaux hinted at the end of his press conference. The head programmer has reportedly been talking through this possibility with Cannes’ influential board of directors, which represents a range of major film organizations in France.
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Lars von Trier Won’t Return to Cannes (Yet), But Here’s the Story Behind His 2011 Banishment

While the Cannes Film Festival will not include five Netflix films, there was another notable omission when the festival unveiled its 2018 slate: Bad boy Danish auteur Lars von Trier will not return to the Competition with his latest “dark and sinister” film “The House that Jack Built” (IFC Films), starring Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, and Matt Dillon as a serial killer who narrates the story, Ripley-style — with humor. (Trier’s 2014 feature “Nymphomaniac” played Toronto and other festivals.) Von Trier was banned from the festival seven years ago, and while Cannes has suggested that it might invite him back, so far that hasn’t happened.

It’s possible that Trier could still make his way to Cannes, as artistic director Thierry Fremaux hinted at the end of his press conference. The head programmer has reportedly been talking through this possibility with Cannes’ influential board of directors, which represents a range of major film organizations in France.
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First Fun Trailer for 'The Con Is On' Starring Uma Thurman & Tim Roth

"You think it could work?" "It has to." Lionsgate has revealed the first official trailer for a comedy titled The Con Is On, formerly known as The Brits Are Coming while in production. From director James Oakley (aka James Haslam), the wacky, over-the-top heist comedy stars Uma Thurman and Tim Roth as a married couple. In an effort to avoid paying off a massive gambling debt to a notorious mobster in England, they flee to Los Angeles and hatch a jewel theft plot to make some cash. The cast also includes Alice Eve, Maggie Q, Crispin Glover, Stephen Fry, Parker Posey, and Sofia Vergara. This looks mildly amusing, with a few funny scenes, but I don't have a good feeling about it. Something seems off from this trailer. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer for James Haslam's The Con Is On, originally debuted by Et Online: This stylish,
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Warren Beatty, Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman & Broadway Director Kenny Leon Named 2018 Actors Fund Honorees

Warren Beatty, Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman & Broadway Director Kenny Leon Named 2018 Actors Fund Honorees
The Actors Fund named Warren Beatty, Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman and film/theater director Kenny Leon (currently on Broadway with his new production of Children of a Lesser God), as its 2018 Medal of Honor recipients. The awards will be handed out at the Fund’s annual gala on Monday, May 14. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chairman of The Actors Fund, called the recipients “four legends of the film, theater and dance worlds," adding "Their artistry represents the best of our…
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