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Laetitia Casta Covers "Tatler"

Sneak Peek new images of French actress Laetitia Casta ("Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life") in the April 2018 issue of "Tatler" (Russia) magazine, wearing Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino and a whole lot more, photographed by Mathieu Cesar:

Casta became a "Guess? Girl" for the clothing company in 1993, then gaining further recognition as a "Victoria's Secret Angel" from 1998 to 2000...

...and as spokesperson for cosmetics company "L'Oreal".

She has appeared on over 100 covers of magazines including "Cosmopolitan", "Vogue", "Rolling Stone", "Elle" and "Glamour".

Casta also modeled for designers Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Ralph Lauren...

...Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy...

...Roberto Cavalli, Lolita Lempicka and Vivienne Westwood.

Casta became an established actress, appearing in the films "Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life)"...

..."Face" and "Blue Bicycle".

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Laetitia Casta Covers "Elle"

Sneak Peek images of French actress Laetitia Casta ("Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life") in "Elle" (France) magazine:

Casta became a "Guess? Girl" for the clothing company in 1993, then gaining further recognition as a "Victoria's Secret Angel" from 1998 to 2000...

...and as spokesperson for cosmetics company "L'Oreal".

She has appeared on over 100 covers of magazines including "Cosmopolitan", "Vogue", "Rolling Stone", "Elle" and "Glamour".

Casta also modeled for designers Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy...

...Roberto Cavalli, Lolita Lempicka and Vivienne Westwood.

Casta became an established actress, appearing in the films "Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life)", "Face" and "Blue Bicycle".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Laetitia Casta ...
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French Model Laetitia Casta Is Married! Get All the Details on the Secret Ceremony

French Model Laetitia Casta Is Married! Get All the Details on the Secret Ceremony
Another day, another celebrity wedding to report! It’s confirmed that French model-turned-actress Laetitia Casta tied the knot to French actor Louis Garrel in a very intimate, super-secret ceremony in Lumio, Corsica.

Le nozze segrete di #LaetitiaCasta e #LouisGarrel; il nuovo amore di @FinallyMario; le confessioni di @_AnnaTatangelo_ … #SolosuChi pic.twitter.com/VcI5g7hrKZ

— Chi Magazine (@chimagazine) June 14, 2017

They said ‘I do’ on Saturday at a ceremony at the mayor’s office and afterward partied at a beach-themed reception on the island of Spano. They matched the bohemian theme of the wedding with their simple, relaxed style choices. Casta
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Wild Bunch boards Prince documentary 'Pop Life'

Exclusive: French photographer, art director and Prince aficionado Mathieu Bitton co-directs.

Wild Bunch has boarded sales on upcoming documentary Prince: Pop Life, capturing the music, life and legacy of the late pop legend who passed away in April 2016.

French-American photographer, art director and film-maker Mathieu Bitton, is co-directing alongside writer, journalist and TV producer Frédéric Bénudis.

The documentary features exclusive archive footage, fresh interviews and animated segments created by film-maker Joann Sfar, whose past credits include The Rabbi’s Cat and Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.

“It will be in the same vein as Amy,” said Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval, referring to Asif Kapadia’s Oscar-winning portrait of Amy Winehouse.

“It will be music driven with a lot of exclusive footage,” said Maraval. “Joann’s animated sections will be there to express Prince’s creativity and the parts of his life when he disappeared from the public eye.”

The portrait will be presented as a road trip
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Joann Sfar Sinks Teeth Into ‘Petit Vampire’; Studiocanal Selling – Cannes

Studiocanal and Joann Sfar’s Autochenille Production are prepping an animated feature adaptation of Sfar’s own comic series, Petit Vampire. Sfar, whose credits include The Prophet, The Rabbi’s Cat and Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, will direct. Petit Vampire was first published in 1999. The film version will be an original story taking some elements from the first volume of the comic. The story is centered on the bored Little Vampire. He’s been 10 years old for 300 years and…
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Cannes: Tiberius takes Audrey Tautou comedy 'Open At Night'

German distributor has picked up four titles ahead of Cannes.

Munich-based distributor Tiberius Film has acquired four titles ahead of Cannes, including the Audrey Tautou-starring Open At Night.

Edouard Baer directs this racy comedy about a crazy trip through Paris at night. Michel Galabru, who passed away in January this year, also star in his final film role.

Tiberius has also picked up The Lady In The Car With Glasses And A Gun, a remake of the 1970 original of the same name.

Directed by Joann Sfar (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life), the film stars British actress and 2013 Screen Star of Tomorrow Freya Mavor (Skins) as a secretary who secretly borrows her bosses car without knowing the trouble that awaits her.

The company has also taken the National Geographic documentary Medicine Of The Wolf, Julia Huffman’s exploration of the historical relationship between man and animal.

The final title is horror thriller Carnage Park from director Mickey Keating ([link
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Studiocanal adds production exec, expands role of UK CEO Danny Perkins

One World Films exec joins Studiocanal, which announces expanded production role for UK CEO Danny Perkins.

Studiocanal has expanded its international film production activities with the appointment of producer Matthew Gledhill [pictured] as senior vice president, international production, and by assigning a broader production remit to UK CEO Danny Perkins.

The Paris-based film and high-end TV division of the Vivendi-owned Canal+ Group said Gledhill’s arrival on March 31 was part of the ongoing development of its international film production activities.

Gledhill, who joins from One World Films, will act as an executive producer on international feature films produced in-house by Studiocanal.

He will also oversee titles produced by Ben Stassen’s Belgian-based 3D/4D animation studio nWave Pictures, which is a subsidiary of Studiocanal. Past features by the company include Robinson Crusoe and The House Of Magic.

Gledhill produced Viggo Mortensen drama Far From Men and worked with Studiocanal chairman and CEO Didier Lupfer before, serving as a supervising
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Watch: Don't Open the Trunk in Exclusive 'The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun' Clip

Watch: Don't Open the Trunk in Exclusive 'The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun' Clip
Read More: Watch: 'The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun' Trailer Previews Stunning Neo-Noir Thriller After adapting his own comics in his previous two feature films ("Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life," "The Rabbi's Cat"), filmmaker Joann Sfar turns to Sébastien Japrisot's noir-thriller "The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun" for his latest outing. The novel was previously adapted into a 1970 film directed by Anatole Litvak, though Sfar has a style far more sexy and thrilling up his sleeve. "The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun" centers on Dany Doremus (Mavor) as she drives her boss' car to a town where everyone seems to know her, although she claims she's never been in the town before. Matters become worse when she discovers a body in her trunk, which the clip above teases in full. The film hits theaters and On Demand today,
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Watch: 'The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun' Trailer Previews Stunning Neo-Noir Thriller

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Set to Wendy Rene's 1960 song "After Laughter (Comes Tears)," the new trailer features Freya Mavor, playing a gorgeous secretary, driving around in a stolen car, but things go from stylish and sexy to brutally dark and thrilling in this French-Belgian production.   "The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun" centers on Dany Doremus (Mavor) as she drives her boss's car to a town where everyone seems to know her, although she claims she's never been in the town before. Matters become worse when she discovers a body in her trunk. The trailer is a stunning peek at the noir thriller, which looks to be both stylish and gritty.  Director Joann Sfar returns to the screen with his third film and third adaptation; his two previous films "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" and "The Rabbi's Cat" were based on his own comics. Sfar takes a dabble at another adaptation
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Exec Cull At Canal Plus Continues With Axing Of Head Of Cinema; Who’s Next?

The biggest exec shake-up in a generation at French pay TV giant Canal Plus is continuing with the axing of head of cinema Nathalie Coste-Cerdan. She has been replaced by Didier Lupfer, the former head of production and development at its Ubisoft Motion Pictures arm, set up in 2011 to adapt the likes of Assassin's Creed for the big screen. Lupfer’s credits also include Joann Sfar’s well-received biopic Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. Coste-Cerdan is the latest exec to be shown…
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Exec Cull At Canal Plus Continues With Axing Of Head Of Cinema; Who’s Next?

The biggest exec shake-up in a generation at French pay TV giant Canal Plus is continuing with the axing of head of cinema Nathalie Coste-Cerdan. She has been replaced by Didier Lupfer, the former head of production and development at its Ubisoft Motion Pictures arm, set up in 2011 to adapt the likes of Assassin's Creed for the big screen. Lupfer’s credits also include Joann Sfar’s well-received biopic Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life. Coste-Cerdan is the latest exec to be shown…
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French cinema world eyes Canal Plus purge with concern

Head of cinema Nathalie Coste-Cerdan latest executive to be axed.

The French cinema world is reeling after a whirlwind round of executive firings and hirings at Canal Plus ordered by its new chairman Vincent Bolloré, the billionaire majority shareholder of its parent company Vivendi.

The pay-tv station’s head of cinema Nathalie Coste-Cerdan became the latest executive to be shown the door by Bolloré last Friday, following in the footsteps of Canal Plus Group chairman Bertrand Meheut, CEO Rodolphe Belmer and a dozen or so other heads of department.

“We were shocked to learn of the departure of Nathalie Coste-Cerdan,” said Juliette Prissard-Eltejaye, MD of France’s Independent Producers’ Syndicate, Le Spi.

The organisation, which represents 400 independent producers, was due to issue an official statement alongside a number of France’s other producer bodies this week.

“She was highly respected, a true cinephile and believer in ‘auteur cinema’,” added Prissard-Eltejaye.

“A lot of
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50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

When we asked our staff to vote on the best comic book movie adaptations, we were afraid the results would consist only of superhero films. While there are many superhero movies listed below, it is great to see a bulk of non-Hollywood films appearing on the list as well. We set out to compile a list of 50 movies but as it were, we ended up with 5 ties, and so the list consists 55 films instead. Let us know if you think we missed something. Enjoy!

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55. The Adventures of Tintin

Spielberg’s first venture into animation is one of his best. Taking notes from the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark playbook, Spielberg crafted another spirited, thrilling, and always entertaining adventure. The Adventures of Tintin is one of the most pleasurable, family-friendly experiences, that boils down to one grand treasure hunt. There’s much to admire on-screen, but it is the spectacular
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Laetitia Casta Covers "Elle"

Sneak Peek new images of French actress Laetitia Casta ("Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life") in the latest issue of "Elle" (France) magazine:

Casta became a "Guess? Girl" for the clothing company in 1993, then gaining further recognition as a "Victoria's Secret Angel" from 1998 to 2000...

...and as spokesperson for cosmetics company "L'Oreal".

She has appeared on over 100 covers of magazines including "Cosmopolitan", "Vogue", "Rolling Stone", "Elle" and "Glamour".

Casta also modeled for designers Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy...

...Roberto Cavalli, Lolita Lempicka and Vivienne Westwood.

Casta became an established actress, appearing in the films "Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life)", "Face" and "Blue Bicycle".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Laetitia Casta ...
See full article at SneakPeek »

Watch: Nsfw Trailer For 'The Lady In The Car With Glasses And A Gun' With 'Nymphomaniac' Star Stacy Martin

Joann Sfar has taken his acclaim as a comics artist and used that momentum to bring his particular visual flair to the world of filmmaking, making his directorial debut with 2010 biopic "Gainsbourg." While narratively uneven, the film undoubtedly boasts strong imagery which renders his foray into genre movies via the upcoming "The Lady In The Car With Glasses And A Gun" all the more intriguing. Read More: Review: 'Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life' Is An Ambitious Biopic That's Disappointingly Incomplete  Starring Freya Mavor, Elio Germano, Benjamin Biolay and "Nymphomaniac" star Stacy Martin, and based on the book by Sébastien Japrisot, the story kicks off when an enigmatic woman takes her employer's car for a joyride. Along the way, she encounters a variety of people who claim to have seen her before, and things become even more twisted when a dead body is discovered in the trunk. My curiosity is certainly piqued.
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Hotel Normandy film trailer starring Eric Elmosnino, Héléna Noguerra - Check out new photos from the film

Check out the new trailer for Charles Nemes' Hotel Normandy, starring Héléna Noguerra and Eric Elmosnino. Opens September 27, 2013 via Rialto Premieres and is scripted by Jean-Paul Bathany and Stéphane Ben Lahcene. "When two people who no longer believe in love find each other, nothing can get in the way of their blossoming romance – except for a playful farce of miscues, meddling and mistaken identity. During one fated weekend at the eponymous seaside resort, lovers, friends and rivals all find their personal destinies. Starring Héléna Noguerra as Alice, a banker whose husband’s recent death has kept her out of the dating pool, and Eric Elmosnino (winner of the César Award for Best Actor for his role in Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life) as Jacques, an art dealer with
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DVD Release: War of the Buttons (2011)

DVD Release Date: Sept. 17, 2013

Price: DVD $24.98

Studio: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

A battle royale is brewing in War of the Buttons.

Based on Louis Pergaud’s best-selling 1912 novel, La Guerre des boutons, the French family adventure film War of the Buttons stars actor/filmmaker Guillaume Canet (Love Me If You Dare), Laetitia Casta (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life), Kad Merad (Welcome to the Sticks) and newcomers Jean Texler and Ilona Bachelier.

Set in France during World War II, War of the Buttons tells the tale of two rival groups of kids from neighboring villages. Pre-teen rebel Lebrac (Texier) leads a spirited group of kids in a pint-sized “war” where the victory comes from capturing the enemies’ buttons, belts, and laces – forcing them to return home ragged to face their mothers’ reprimand. When Violette (Bachelier), a young Jewish girl, comes to town to hide from the Nazis, Lebrac befriends her and
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Interview With a Hitman

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013

Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Studio: Well Go USA

Luke Goss (r.) looks for answers before getting down to business in Interview With a Hitman.

Luke Goss (Death Race 2) stars in first-time writer/director Perry Bhandal’s 2012 action-thriller film Interview With a Hitman.

Trust no one…feel nothing…never lose – that’s Viktor’s (Goss) personal code. It’s the mantra that took him from the slums of Romania to the pinnacle of his profession – as a murderer for hire. But this perfect killer is running into problems lately: After a ruthless betrayal by his bosses, he escapes to London, joins a new “family,” and finds himself caught in a vicious underworld power struggle. But while Viktor is better, faster and more ruthless than ever, an encounter with a dark beauty (Caroline Tillette, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life) offers him a chance at new life. But can
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Arbitrage

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 21, 2012

Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.99

Studio: Lionsgate

Richard Gere and Laetitia Casta take it easy before things get difficult in Arbitrage.

Richard Gere (Brooklyn’s Finest) leads a cast that includes Susan Sarandon (The Greatest), Tim Roth (TV’s Lie to Me), Brit Marling (Another Earth) and Laetitia Casta (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life) in Arbitrage, a 2012 thriller about love, loyalty and high finance.

Robert Miller (Gere) is a New York hedge-fund magnate who appears to have it all: money, power, a loving wife (Sarandon), and a devoted daughter (Marling) working by his side. But behind the gilded wall of his mansion, Miller is running on borrowed time, trying to unload his crippled trading company before his frauds are revealed. A deadly error throws Miller’s seemingly perfect life into a tailspin, raising the suspicions of a detective (Roth) and threatening the future of his financial empire. As
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Exclusive: The Poster for War of the Buttons

Following the new trailer , ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at the poster for War of the Buttons , which The Weinstein Company will release in theaters on July 18. Set in occupied WWII France, the film tells the tale of pre-teen rebel Lebrac (newcomer Jean Texier) and the "war" he leads between two rival kid gangs from neighboring villages. Once Lebrac falls for Violette (Ilona Bachelier), a young Jewish girl who is new in town and in danger of being exposed by the Nazis, the children are faced with putting their own conflicts aside to protect her and confront the very real war happening around them. Directed by Academy Award nominee Christophe Barratier ( Les Chorus ), War of the Buttons features model/actress Laetitia Casta ( Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life...
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