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‘Rock’n Roll’ Trailer: Marion Cotillard Plays Herself in Meta Showbiz Comedy

‘Rock’n Roll’ Trailer: Marion Cotillard Plays Herself in Meta Showbiz Comedy
Marion Cotillard and her partner Guillaume Canet have reteamed to star in the film “Rock’n Roll.” This time the duo, who previously worked together on “Blood Ties” and “Little White Lies,” portray themselves in this meta showbiz comedy.

After Canet is told by a young co-star that he’s not “rock’n roll” enough and can’t sell films anymore, the actor then tries to prove her wrong by getting help from his wife and actress Marion Cotillard. The first trailer (via The Playlist) doesn’t include subtitles but it has enough fun scenes that show the actors in sticky situations, and helps you understand the narrative.

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Directed by Canet, “Rock’n Roll” also co-stars Gilles Lellouche, Philippe Lefebvre, Camille Rowe, Kev Adams, Ben Foster and Maxim Nucci, among others. There’s no word yet on when,
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Marion Cotillard Plays Herself in First Trailer for Guillaume Canet’s ‘Rock’n Roll’

After working together on Little White Lies and Blood Ties, for the third time this decade Guillaume Canet has directed his partner Marion Cotillard. The film, titled Rock’n Roll, doesn’t have U.S. distribution yet, but it’ll arrive in France early next year and so it’s time for the first international trailer.

A drama with a meta spin, Canet and Cotillard play themselves, with the latter telling the former he’s not rock ‘n’ roll enough, so he “freaks out” and goes to learn from the French king of rock, Johnny Hallyday. While the first trailer is free of subtitles, one can see the meta elements at play with awards shows and studio back lots. Canet, whose last film was co-scripted by James Gray, hasn’t quite had the U.S break-out that some other French contemporaries have had, but hopefully this one gets some attention here.
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‘The Dancer’ Producer Alain Attal Launches Tresor TV (Exclusive)

‘The Dancer’ Producer Alain Attal Launches Tresor TV (Exclusive)
French producer Alain Attal is launching Tresor TV, a sister banner which will produce high-end drama.

Attal has Stephanie Di Giusto’s “The Dancer” playing in Un Certain Regard and Nicole Garcia’s “From the Land of the Moon” in competition.

Attal has tapped Louise Barnathan, former exec at TV shingle Compagnie Phares at Balises, as head of development and production. Philippe Lefebvre, Hubert Caillaro, Dominique Boutonnat and Emmanuel Sierra are partners in the TV outfit.

Over the years, Attal has built deep ties with talent, including Garcia, Guillaume Canet (“Blood Ties”), Thomas Bidegain (“The Cowboys”), actress Marion Cotillard and most recently Di Gusto.

Attal said the TV operation will be housed at his Paris-based movie shingle Les Productions du Tresor and will be collaborating with many of the movie talent who have a relationship with the producer.

“We’re developing a bunch of projects, notably series and TV movies
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Antonio Campos to Direct ‘Omen’ Prequel; Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death of Stalin’ Moves Forward

With three Sundance premieres under his belt, it may have only been a matter of time before Antonio Campos (Christine, Simon Killer, Afterschool) moved onto studio fare. It was less a matter of time that he’d direct a prequel to one of the most popular horror films in movie history, yet THR has word that 20th Century Fox seeks him for The First Omen, a movie who want to know a bit more about the possessed child named Damien.

Details on the project are a bit sparse, save for the involvement of screenwriter Ben Jacoby and, on the producing side, David S. Goyer‘s Phantom Four. Make of the suggestive title what you will — if you have any desire to think about this in any terms, I mean. The prospect of Campos’ static, long-shot aesthetic entering the big-studio reboot / remake realm is intriguing, certainly, but to what end, really?
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Cannes: Pathé to launch Django Reinhardt drama, Canet comedy, Dalida biopic

Cannes: Pathé to launch Django Reinhardt drama, Canet comedy, Dalida biopic
Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathé will also launch sales on Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Pathé International is set to launch sales on a quartet of new titles in Cannes, led by Guillaume Canet’s mid-life crisis comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll, in which he stars as himself opposite Marion Cotillard as his wife and Django Reinhardt drama Django

“It’s sort of Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard playing themselves but not quite. It’s a fantastic concept. It’s sort of based on their real life together but it’s not. It’s very sarcastic, very funny,” says Sauzay of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Canet stars as Guillaume Canet, a 42-year-old actor who decides to overhaul his life when a beautiful young co-star on a film he is shooting tells him he is no longer ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ or high-up on her list of ‘bangable’ actors.

The actor-director
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Cannes: Pathé to launch Django Reinhardt drama, Dalida biopic

Cannes: Pathé to launch Django Reinhardt drama, Dalida biopic
Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathe will also continue to sell Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Pathé International has boarded sales on Etienne Comar’s upcoming biopic Django Melodies starring French actor Reda Kateb [pictured] as the legendary French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

The feature focuses on Reinhardt’s adventures during World War Two when he tried to flee France to escape persecution by the Nazi because of his Roma ethnicity.

The jazz guitarist – who co-founded the iconic Quintette du Hot Club de France with violinist Stéphane Grappelli in the 1930s - was at the peak of his career when war broke out in 1939, performing regularly in the top clubs of Paris as well as collaborating with Us artists such as Louis Armstrong or Dizzy Gillespie.

It is a directorial debut for Colmar, who is best known as screenwriter on Of Gods And Men and producer on some 20 titles, including
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Pathe Boards Guillaume Canet’s ‘Rock n’ Roll’ With Marion Cotillard, Johnny Hallyday

Pathe Boards Guillaume Canet’s ‘Rock n’ Roll’ With Marion Cotillard, Johnny Hallyday
Berlin — Pathe has come on board Guillaume Canet’s “Rock n’ Roll,” a comedy starring Marion Cotillard and famed French singer Johnny Hallyday.

The film, which is currently shooting in and around Paris, is being produced by Alain Attal’s Les Productions du Tresor, the company behind all of Canet’s movies.

“Rock n’ Roll” marks the first collaboration between Pathe and Canet as a director. Pathe is co-producing, handling international sales and will distribute in France. The movie also signals Canet’s return to France after making his English-language debut with “Blood Ties.”

Attal said Canet has requested that the plot of the film remain under wraps. The script of “Rock n’ Roll” is co-written by Philippe Lefebvre, who previously co-penned Canet’s debut “Mon Idole,” a dark comedy, and “Tell No One,” a tense thriller based on Harlan Coben’s novel — both of which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful.
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French Thriller Gets Remake and (Possibly) Jane Got a Gun Director

Tell No One’ thriller to get Hollywood remake (photo: ‘Tell No One’ 2006, with François Cluzet and Marie-Josée Croze) Gavin O’Connor, among whose credits are Tumbleweeds, Warrior, and the upcoming Natalie Portman action drama Jane Got a Gun, "is in negotiations" to direct Universal and Warner Bros.’ thriller Tell No One, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Whether the film will be a direct remake of Guillaume Canet’s Ne le dis à personne (2006), starring François Cluzet and Marie-Josée Croze, or be based on the original source — Harlan Coben’s novel Tell No One — is unclear. Canet and Philippe Lefebvre were credited for the screenplay of the French movie. Frequent Steven Spielberg collaborator Frank Marshall (The Color Purple, War Horse, Jurassic World) is producing the new Tell No One. Academy Award winner Chris Terrio (Argo) will be writing the adaptation. Curiously, Argo director Ben Affleck had been previously attached to this
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Blu-ray Review: ‘Tell No One’ Ranks as One of the Decade’s Finest Thrillers

Chicago – There is a moment in Guillaume Canet’s “Tell No One” when protagonist Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) is forced to run. The police are hot on his trail and have cornered him at his office, where he serves as a pediatrician. But before the cops burst through the door, Alex sails out his window, breaks his fall with a car roof and runs as fast as his feet can cary him.

This pulse-pounding moment occurs about midway through Canet’s 2006 mystery, and quickly unspools into one of the greatest sustained chase sequences in film history, proving that stunt work and in-camera effects will always trump any brand of digital trickery. Yet that is only one of countless highlights in this splendidly entertaining masterpiece of suspense. It was the sixth film distributed by Music Box Films, and ended up becoming one of their biggest hits, which is hardly surprising considering
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Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced and Image Blowout!

Judgment is coming to Fantastic Fest with the red carpet premiere of Dredd 3D and the festival's initial lineup of incredible genre films. Fantastic Fest will take place September 20-27 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

Below is the initial lineup of films at this year's festival (as previously announced, Frankenweenie will have its world premiere on September 20 as the opening night film for the 2012 festival).

From the Press Release:

The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington, DC, lies Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge
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First Wave of Fantastic Fest 2012 Films Announced

We are just under two months out from Fantastic Fest 2012 being unleashed upon genre fans making their pilgrimage of the weird, wild and bizarre to Austin, Texas. The final art for Fantastic Fest 2012 from artist Mike Saputo (as seen above) was recently revealed to the world, but now the first wave of film programming for this year’s event has surfaced. As always, there proves to be a wide array of films in genre, style and national origin available to film enthusiasts, listed below.

Cockneys Vs. Zombies (2011)

Us Premiere

Director – Matthias Hoene, 87min

When a badly planned bank robbery and a zombie outbreak collide, hilarity ensues in this balls-out, irreverent British comedy.

Dead Sushi (2012)

Us Premiere

Director – Noboru Iguchi, 91min

Japanese splatter action comedy is on the menu when director Noboru Iguchi & karate girl Rina Takeda join forces to take on flying killer sushi monsters in Dead Sushi!

Dredd 3D (2012)

Gala Premiere

Director: Pete Travis,
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Fantastic Fest 2012 Announces the First Wave of Programming!

Friday came & went and there was no Fantastic Fest 2012 announcement. We published a list of films we thought would play and so far, we got one hit on that (Dead Sushi). Fantastic Fest has officially announced their first wave of programming for this years festival. This is just the first wave and there will be plenty more films to announce between now and September along with the amazing events that are put on by the festival.

From the Press Release:

Judgment is coming to Fantastic Fest with the red carpet premiere of Dredd 3D and the festival’s initial lineup of incredible genre films. Fantastic Fest will take place September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One – a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets.
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Tour The Underbelly Of Paris For One Night

France already has one high profile nightclub set crime thriller on the horizon with Toronto film fest hit Sleepless Night but, proving that 'parallel development' isn't just an American phenomenon, there's also a second on the way in Philippe Lefebvre's One Night (Une Nuit).This one appears to be going for a slightly glossier style than the raw energy of Sleepless Night and the club featured prominently in the trailer is of a much sexier variety - consider that your workplace safety warning - but will it be enough to create a bit of separation between the two projects? Take a look at the trailer below and judge for yourself....
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Ben Affleck to Direct Remake of Tell No One; Starts Casting Argo

After the success of last year's crime drama The Town, Ben Affleck is filling his schedule with directing work. Deadline reports Warner Bros has hired Affleck to direct its co-production (with Universal Pictures) of Tell No One, a remake of the 2006 French thriller based on the novel by Harlan Coben and directed by Guillaume Canet.

Sony Pictures initially attempted to adapt Coben's novel in 2003, with Star Trek screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman attempting to crack the dense and intricately plotted novel into a movie, but it never came together and Sony eventually gave up. Canet's and co-screenwriter Philippe Lefebvre's attempt proved successful, with their version of Tell No One debuting to excellent reviews.

Chris Terrio (Heights) is writing the screenplay for the movie, which, to put it simply, follows a pediatrician hunting down the truth of his wife's murder. Terrio also wrote the script for the political thriller Argo,
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'New York Times' Crix Name Noms... Do You Agree?

The trio of New York Times critics (Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott and Stephen Holden) have weighed in with their own nominations for the year's best in movies with their selections for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress and Original and Adapted Screenplays. Quickly glancing through the list I see Manohla Dargis loved Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York (at least the acting) and is the only one that gave The Dark Knight any love. Thankfully Slumdog Millionaire wasn't "nominated" for anything other than a lone Adapted Screenplay notice from A.O. Scott. Happy-Go-Lucky saw plenty of attention and believe it or not, there isn't one film all three could agree on for Best Picture with Wall-e and Happy-Go-Lucky being the front-runners as they were mentioned twice - Dargis was the main reason for this as her selections didn't show up on either Stephen Holden or A.
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