Cannes: Van Sant Wants Watts for ‘Sea’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Gus Van Sant says he’s eyeing Naomi Watts for the female lead in “Sea of Trees,” starring Matthew McConaughey. Alex Walton’s new shingle Bloom will represent international sales of the film at Cannes. CAA and WME rep domestic distribution rights. Story follows a suicidal American (McConaughey) who befriends a Japanese man (Ken Watanabe) lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji.

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