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Will 'Jimmy's Hall' Be Ken Loach's Last? Sony Snags the Film Ahead of Cannes Premiere

Will 'Jimmy's Hall' Be Ken Loach's Last? Sony Snags the Film Ahead of Cannes Premiere

Sony Pictures Classics has scooped up North American rights to Ken Loach's period drama "Jimmy's Hall" -- two days before it bows in the Main Competition at Cannes. Wild Bunch handled the sale. Whenever Ken Loach has a new film in the works, you can bet your bottom dollar it will premiere at Cannes. The Brit director and master of kitchen sink realism has been a Cannes Competition mainstay since "Black Jack" won the fest's coveted Fipresci Prize in 1979. "Jimmy's Hall," his latest, will make its way to the Croisette this week. But will it be his last? (Trailer below.) In 2012, his admirable if saccharine crime comedy "The Angels' Share" snapped up the Jury Prize, and in 2006 he won the Palme d'Or for the Irish historical drama "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," starring Cillian Murphy. Penned by longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, "Jimmy's Hall" will of course be competing for the Palme,

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