Michel Hazanavicius teams with Omar Sy, Bérénice Bejo for 'The Lost Prince'

Michel Hazanavicius teams with Omar Sy, Bérénice Bejo for 'The Lost Prince' Pathé will release in France whilst Studiocanal will commence worldwide sales in Cannes. The Lost Prince, the new film from director by Michel Hazanavicius, has been unveiled. The Studiocanal, ...

Milli Vanilli Biopic Producers Hope End of Ratner Deal Could Revive Long-Gestating Project

Milli Vanilli Biopic Producers Hope End of Ratner Deal Could Revive Long-Gestating Project The history of the Untitled Millie Vanilli movie has been almost as much of a byzantine roller coaster ride as the duo’s infamous career. The latest roadblock for the biopic, which dates back to a ...

Beta Film Boards Period Drama ‘Victor Hugo – Enemy of the State’ (Exclusive)

Beta Film has scored a major deal ahead of MipTV, scooping international rights to high-end period drama “Victor Hugo – Enemy of the State,” which it will bring to the market. The limited series ...

UniFrance, Miami Festival’s Third Mercado Lures Top Latin American Distributors, French Sales Agents

UniFrance, Miami Festival’s Third Mercado Lures Top Latin American Distributors, French Sales Agents Top Latin American distributors ranging from Brazil’s Imovision to Mexico’s Cinepolis and Colombia’s Babilla Cine flocked to the third edition of the Mercado del Cine Frances, a mini-market jointly ...

Cesar Awards Preview: Can Breakout Directors Beat Old-School Rivals?

Cesar Awards Preview: Can Breakout Directors Beat Old-School Rivals? This year’s Cesar Awards pit old-school establishment contenders against a younger, more independent guard that might not have been so readily acknowledged a decade or two ago. It’s an exciting ...

Neil Burger to Direct Adaptation of Purple Heart Veteran Mary Jennings Hegar’s Memoir (Exclusive)

Neil Burger to Direct Adaptation of Purple Heart Veteran Mary Jennings Hegar’s Memoir (Exclusive) “Divergent” helmer Neil Burger will direct an untitled film based on the memoir by Purple Heart veteran Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, sources tell Variety. Angelina Jolie is circling the lead role of ...

CanneSeries to Close with Michael C. Hall’s ‘Safe’

CanneSeries announced Wednesday that a first screening of author Harlan Coben’s “Safe,” produced by Studiocanal’s Red Production Company (“Happy Valley”), will bring down the curtain on the inaugural ...

‘BPM (Beats Per Minute),’ ‘Au Revoir La-Haut’ Lead Cesar Nominations

‘BPM (Beats Per Minute),’ ‘Au Revoir La-Haut’ Lead Cesar Nominations Robin Campillo’s “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Albert Dupontel’s “Au revoir là-haut,” Mathieu Amalric’s “Barbara,” and Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s “C’est la Vie” lead the nominations for the Cesar ...

Dublin Film Festival unveils 2018 line-up

Lance Black’s Black 47 to open the event, which features seven world premieres. Source: Iffr ‘Black 47’ The Audi Dublin International Film Festival (Feb 21- Mar 4) has announced its 2018 line-up. ...

Gaumont Expands to Germany, Appoints Warner Bros. Executive (Exclusive)

Gaumont Expands to Germany, Appoints Warner Bros. Executive (Exclusive) Gaumont, the venerable film and TV studio behind French comedy blockbuster “The Intouchables” and hit Netflix series “Narcos,” is set to expand in Germany with the launch of a new office in Cologne. ...

Weinstein Company Pulls War with Grandpa, Upside and Mary Magdaline

The Weinstein Company yanked its first three movies of 2018 from its calendar, pulling The War with Grandpa from its February 23 date, The Upside from its March 9 date and Mary Magdalene from its ...

Boon, Binoche, Dujardin, Laurent, Cluzet, Lindon, Viard, Auteuil Grace 2018’s UniFrance Rendez-Vous

Boon, Binoche, Dujardin, Laurent, Cluzet, Lindon, Viard, Auteuil Grace 2018’s UniFrance Rendez-Vous Dany Boon’s “La Ch’tite Famille,” Laurent Tirard’s “Return of the Hero” and Philippe le Guay’s “Normandie Nue” feature at the 20th UniFrance Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, which runs Jan. 18-22 in ...

'BPM (Beats Per Minute),' 'Barbara' Top France's Lumiere Award Nominations

'BPM (Beats Per Minute),' 'Barbara' Top France's Lumiere Award Nominations Robin Campillo’s AIDS activist drama BPM (Beats Per Minute) leads the pack with six nominations for this year’s Lumiere Awards, with nods in the best film, best director and best acting categories, ...

International Newswire: ‘Fack ju Göhte 3’ Opens With $18 million in Germany

International Newswire: ‘Fack ju Göhte 3’ Opens With $18 million in Germany In today’s International Newswire, German comedy “Fack ju Göhte 3” sets fire to the local box-office; French movies dominate the box-office at home with a mix of genres; Germany’s Tiberius acquires ...

Industry Players Weigh on Weinstein Company’s MIA Status at AFM: ‘Nobody Cares’

Industry Players Weigh on Weinstein Company’s MIA Status at AFM: ‘Nobody Cares’ Kicking off less than a month after bombshell reports accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, this year’s Afm is the first in which the Weinstein Company will play no role — beyond ...

French Writers and Producers Guild Condemns Harvey Weinstein

French Writers and Producers Guild Condemns Harvey Weinstein The heavyweights of the French film industry condemned Harvey Weinstein in a statement issued Monday, with The Artist director Michel Hazanvicius, Intouchables helmers Olivier Nakache and Eric ...

‘Flatliners’ is All Too Accurate: Why Remakes Are Some of the Riskiest Movies to Make

‘Flatliners’ is All Too Accurate: Why Remakes Are Some of the Riskiest Movies to Make This weekend brings the remake of “Flatliners,” Joel Schumacher’s 1990 thriller that starred Julia Roberts. Reviews are universally terrible for this retread of good-looking med-school students who ...

The Best Films at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

When a few hundred films stop by the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s certainly impossible to cover everything, but we were able to catch around 100 features — and, with that, it’s time to ...

Neil Burger On ‘The Upside’, Finding Common Ground Amidst Divided America – Toronto Studio

Neil Burger On ‘The Upside’, Finding Common Ground Amidst Divided America – Toronto Studio Released in 2011, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledo's The Intouchables quickly became one of French cinema's biggest-ever hits. Telling the true story of a quadriplegic businessman who hires a black ...

Toronto: 'The Upside,' Starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, Could Be Golden Globes Contender

Toronto: 'The Upside,' Starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, Could Be Golden Globes Contender Six years after The Intouchables, a French buddy comedy based on a true story, broke out and became a hit around the world, The Weinstein Co. unveiled its American remake at the Toronto International ...

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