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  • Idris Elba’s Mandela Pic to Open Thanksgiving Weekend

    May 22, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, has finally gotten itself a U.S. distributor. At the Cannes Film Festival in France over the weekend, the film’s production companies Pathe International and Distant Horizon struck a deal with The Weinstein Company for distribution throughout North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Distribution […]

  • ‘Fruitvale Station’ Stars Work Cannes Film Festival (Pics)

    May 21, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The film conquered Sundance earlier this year, winning the festival’s Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. On Thursday (May 16), director Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” unleashed its charm on the Cannes Film Festival, where it is competing in the Un Certain Regard competition – a section of the festival introduced in 1998 to recognize young talent […]

  • Samuel L. Jackson Joins Action Comedy ‘Barely Lethal’

    May 16, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Samuel L. Jackson is boarding RKO Pictures’ “Barely Lethal,” which marks the third Jackson project that is being shopped at the Cannes Film Festival. The action-comedy is described as a playful, high-velocity romp in which a 16-year-old international assassin (Hailee Steinfeld) yearning for “normal” adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high […]

  • Samuel L. Jackson’s ‘Kite’ Flies to Weinstein Company

    May 10, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The Weinstein Company has acquired worldwide rights, excluding the U.S., South Africa and India, to the live-action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s Japanese anime movie “Kite,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, which has just completed shooting in South Africa, stars Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley and Australia’s Callan McAuliffe and was directed by Ralph […]

  • Focus Nabs Marvin Gaye Biopic with Jesse L. Martin

    Apr 26, 13 by EURpublisher02 4 Comments

    *Focus Features International has picked up worldwide sales on director Julien Temple’s Untitled Marvin Gaye project, starring Jesse L. Martin as the late singer. Focus will present the title to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. With a screenplay by Matthew Broughton, the project will also star Golden […]

  • Forest Whitaker’s ‘Zulu’ To Close Cannes Film Festival

    Apr 12, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The 2013 Cannes Film Festival announced that it will wrap on May 26 with Jérôme Salle’s noir thriller “Zulu,” based on the award-winning novel by French author Caryl Férey. Shot on location in South Africa, Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom star as Cape Town cops on opposite sides of the apartheid divide who end up […]