CANNES: Movies With Pickup Buzz in the Market

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4 Minute Mile
Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud
Producers: Mark DiSalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks
Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger
Sales: Double Dutch Intl.

Director: Eran Creevy
Producers: Joel Silver, Ben Pugh, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Rory Aitken
Cast: Felicity Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley
A young American couple is caught between two ruthless criminals.
Sales: IM Global

Before I Disappear
Director: Shawn Christensen
Producers: Shawn Christensen, Damon Russell, Lucan Toh, Terry Leonard, Paul Wesley
Cast: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum
Feature based on 2012 Oscar-winning short “Curfew,” about a man forced to look after his precocious 11-year-old niece. Market premiere.
Sales: Electric Entertainment

The Better Angels
Director: A. J. Edwards
Producers: Terrence Malick, Nicolas Gonda, Jake DeVito and Charley Beil
Cast: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley
The story of Abraham Lincoln’s youth. Market premiere.
Sales: Electric Entertainment

Director: Tod “Kip” Williams
Producers: Richard Saperstein, Michael Benaroya, Brian Witten, Shara Kay
Writers: Stephen King and Adam Alleca. Based on the novel by Stephen King.
Cast: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
Based on King’s novel; debuting promo footage.
Sales: Fortitude Intl.

Criminal Activities
Director: Jackie Earle Haley
Producers: Wayne Rice, Howard Burd and Micah Sparks
Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, John Travolta, Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Rebecca Da Costa
Crime drama
Sales: Diamond Pictures

The Driftless Area
Director: Zachary Sluser
Producers: Keith Kjarval, Aaron L. Gilbert
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel
Unconvential romance that centers on the enigmatic Stella (Deschanel) and Pierre (Yelchin).
Sales: Radiant Films Intl.

Eliza Graves
Director: Brad Anderson
Producers: Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine
A new doctor comes to apprentice at a mental institution and meets a beautiful patient with whom he falls in love.
Sales: Millennium

The End of the Tour
Director: James Ponsoldt
Producers: Mark Manuel, Ted O’Neal, David Kanter, Matt DeRoss, James Dahl
Cast: Jason Segel, Jessie Eisenberg, Ron Livingston
True story of author David Foster Wallace touring the country accompanied by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.
Sales: Fortitude Intl.

Director: Drake Doremus
Producers: Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Ann Ruark, Chip Diggins, Jay Stern
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult
A futuristic love story set in a society where emotions have been eradicated. Market premiere.
Sales: UTA (U.S.)/Mister Smith Entertainment (international)

Eye in the Sky
Director: Gavin Hood
Producers: Colin Firth, Ged Doherty, Xavier Marchand
Cast: Colin Firth
Drama set in the world of remote drone warfare.
Sales: eOne

Hellion (pictured)
Director: Kat Candler
Producers: Jonathan Duffy, Kelly Williams
Cast: Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins
Drama centered on repairing broken family.
Sales: VMI

A Hologram for the King
Director: Tom Tykwer
Producers: Uwe Schott, Stefan Arndt, Arcadiy Golubovich, Timothy D. O’Hair, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
Writer: Tom Tykwer
Cast: Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury
A Saudi city provides the backdrop for an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who makes a last-ditch effort to stave off bankruptcy, pay his daughter’s college fees and finally accomplish something big.
Sales: CAA (U.S.)/Lotus Entertainment (international)

Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Producers: Sonny Mallhi
Cast: Naya Rivera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Rickards
When a young real estate agent is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl. Market premiere.
Sales: XYZ Films

The Insect King
Director: Priscilla Cameron
Producer: Brigit Callow-Wright
Cast: Melissa George, Taika Waititi, Sophie Lowe
Selected for Berlin’s Co-Production Market earlier this year. A motherless 13-year-old boy falls in love with a 40-year-old woman but discovers he is
in competition with his father.
Sales: 108 Media

The Last Face
Director: Sean Penn
Producers: Bill Pohlad, Bill Gerber, Matt Palmieri
Cast: Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adele Exarchopoulos
Africa-set romance-drama
Sales: Lionsgate Intl.

Madame Bovary
Director: Sophie Barthes
Producers: Joe Neurauter & Felipe Marino
Cast: Mia Wasikowska
Debuting footage of the adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic.
Sales: Radiant

Murder of a Cat
Director: Gillian Greene
Producers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Orlic, Molly Hassell
Cast: Nikki Reed, Fran Kranz, Greg Kinnear, Blythe Danner, J.K. Simmons
Comedic mystery about a man who sets out to uncover the truth behind the secret double life of his murdered cat and finds love along
the way.
Sales: Exclusive Media

A Perfect Day
Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa
Producers: Jaume Roures, Leon de Aranoa
Cast: Benicio del
Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko
Drama is the English-language debut of Fernando Leon de Aranoa, one of Spain’s most reputable and popular auteurs.
Sales: Westend

Red Squad
Director: John McTiernan
Producers: Richard Rionda Del Castro, Michael Tadross Jr., Michael Mendelsohn
Cast: TBA
Hired by the director of the DEA, a secret team of mercenaries descends on a Mexican border town to eliminate a vicious drug cartel.
Sales: Hannibal Classics

Director:Robert Lantos
Producers: Robert Lantos, Anant Singh
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau
Contempo revenge story
Sales: IM Global


Director: Denis Villeneuve
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Thad and Trent Luckinbill, Molly Smith, Edward McDonnell
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt
An officer from Tucson, Ariz., travels to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a
drug lord.
Sales: Lionsgate Intl.

The Sound and the Fury
Director:James Franco
Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson
Based on the novel by William Faulkner. Debuting footage.
Sales: New Films Intl.

The Surprise
Director: Mike van Diem
Producers: Els Vandevorst, Hans de Weers
Cast: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Jan Decleir
An eccentric multimillionaire signs an agreement to have his life ended. While selecting his coffin he meets a young woman who has signed up for the same arrangement. Trouble ensues when they fall in love and want to get out of the contract.
Sales: Content

Septembers of Shiraz
Director: Wayne Blair
Producers: Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Heidi Jo Markel, Hanna Weg
Cast: Adrien Brody, Salma Hayak, Shohreh Aghdashloo
The true story of a secular Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in Iran and heroic escape.
Sales: Millennium

Ten Thousand Saints

Directors: Bob Pulcini, Shari Berman
Producers: Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, Luca Borghese, Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, Emily Mortimer, Julianne Nicholson
A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of late 1980s New York City; debuting promo footage.
Sales: Intl. Film Trust

Your Right Mind
Director: Ami Canaan Mann
Producers: Molly Hassell, Ami Canaan Mann and John Jencks
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Clea DuVall
A traveling folksinger puts his dreams of becoming a successful musician on hold while he helps a former country singer fight for custody of her daughter.
Sales: Highland Film Group

Wild Oats
Director: Andy Tennant
Producers: Blythe Frank , Kip Konwiser
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Lange
Senior citizen Eva’s life is changed when she receives a Social Security check for $900,000.
Sales: The Exchange

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