French star Dany Boon and Diane Kruger have boarded "Fly Me to the Moon," a high-concept action-adventure comedy directed by Pascal Chaumeil ("Heartbreaker").
Helmer Pierre Morel ("Taken") is leaping into production with "Overdrive," a high-voltage English-lingo action thriller.
Helmers Radu Mihaileanu ("The Concert") and Guillaume Canet ("Tell No One") will direct their English-language debuts with France's Les Productions du Tresor.
A who's who of international film programmers gathered on the Directors' Fortnight beach Thursday for a power lunch.
Irish thesp Cillian Murphy ("Tron") is in advanced negotiations to topline "Wayfaring Strangers," a WWII English-language psychological drama-thriller.
Salma Hayek, in Cannes to present footage from DreamWorks Animation's "Puss in Boots," is teaming with Mathieu Demy, son of Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda, on "Americano," Demy's directorial debut.
Gallic filmmaker Anne-Dominique Toussaint, who produced Nadine Labaki's Un Certain Regard player "Where Do We Go Now?" is developing her first English-language pic, "Motherhood Inc."
Paris-based shingle Le Pacte has picked up two Bulgarian pics playing at Cannes: Directors' Fortnight player "The Island" and Critics' Week's screener "Ave."
TF1 Intl. has acquired French rights to Kevin Macdonald's "How I Live Now," which it will release through its distribution arm, UGC.
If opening nights set the tone for an entire fest, the omens are good for the 64th Cannes.