The only thing that stopped the Venice press conference for Thursday competition player "Killer Joe" from turning into a William Friedkin standup somedy show was that the vet director was sitting…
Marion Cotillard ("The Dark Night Rises," "Inception") is set to star in Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," the Gallic helmer's followup to "A Prophet," which took 2009's Cannes fest by storm.
Barcelona-based Escandalo Films will produce "Puzzlement" -- a working title -- the sophomore outing of Mar Coll ("Three Days With the Family").
Chile's Fabula, co-producers of Abel Ferrara's competition pic "4:44 Last Day on Earth," is fast emerging as one of Latin America's most diversified film producers.
Paris bank Coficine-Natixis, one of Europe's primary lenders to its film industry, is closing financing on Ari Folman's "The Congress," his follow-up to "Waltz With Bashir."
When Japanese helmer Takashi Shimuzu presents horror-thriller "Tormented," a 3D fantasy puzzle, out-of-competition today, one of the most frequently asked questions may well be: What really happens?
France's Capricci Films has taken French and international rights to helmer Pere Vila's "The Stoning of Saint Stephen."
Los Angeles-based FiGa Films has acquired world rights outside Mexico to writer-helmer Kyzza Terrazas' "Machete Language," a love story with a political underbelly, which world preems today in Venice…
Robert Mark Kamen will deliver a screenplay for Philip Noyce's "Bloodsport" in about a month, producer Edward R. Pressman told Variety on the Lido.
On the Venice Lido to present Horizons player "Swirl," Brazil's Dezenove Son e Imagens is readying "Vazante" (Surge), the first solo directorial outing from Brazilian Daniela Thomas, who co-directed…
"Jose and Pilar" has been sold to Outsider Pictures for the U.S. and Canada.