French thesps Vincent Cassel and Jean Reno will star in "Fantomas," an adaptation of the French detective novels produced by Thomas Langmann's La Petite Reine.
Melanie Thierry, Carole Bouquet and Andre Dussollier will star in vet helmer Andre Techine's "Unforgivable," based on Philippe Djian's novel.
Storms are brewing over Cannes, and not just on the beaches.
In 2009, an avalanche of Hollywood 3D tentpoles, including "Avatar" and "Ice Age 3," drove the French B.O. to an all-time record high with €1.2 billion ($1.8 billion) from some 200 million admissions.
Grossing more money in Gaul ($155.90 million as of April 21) than in any other country beside the U.S., "Avatar" has turned France into Europe's digital frontrunner.
Europe may be late to the 3D party, but at least eight Continental stereoscopic 3D pics will hit theaters this year, with some 20-plus in the works. However, 3D also crystallizes the strengths…
French producer MK2 will exec produce the $25 million pic.
After numerous false starts, Walter Salles and Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 1957 cult novel, "On the Road," is finally on the path to production.
Reflecting yet further growth at Euro major StudioCanal, Shyama Friedenson has been tapped as exec VP of international marketing.
Damaged beachfront eateries include the Carlton, Martinez and Miramar.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$256.7M Disney -28.55%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$149.6M Paramount Pictures -34.60%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$19.5M Warner Brothers / New Line -32.20%