Making "Il divo," today's competish pic about Italy's shady seven-time prime minister Giulio Andreotti, acquitted in court of having Mafia ties, was not an easy task for helmer Paolo Sorrentino.
Hafsia Hersi is attached to star in "The Flowers of Kirkuk," a Romeo and Juliet tale that marks a rare co-production between Europe and Iraq.
The gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar is getting into the international film biz with "Rumi -- The Fire of Love," an English-language biopic of Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet and a founder of…
Franco-Tunisian mogul Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta and Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset are moving into North Africa by investing in Tunisia-based satcaster Nessma TV.
Jane Birkin and Italo Cannes jury member Sergio Castellitto will topline French auteur Jacques Rivette's next pic.
Unveiling an Italy-Argentina co-production axis, Eduardo Costantini's Costa Films has sealed a co-production deal with Italy's Istituto Luce on Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat's "El artista" (The…
Spike Lee is set to shoot a feature-length documentary about Michael Jordan. Helmer told a Cannes crowd that he hopes to bring the basketball legend to the fest with the pic next year.
Rome's recent right-wing turn will not jeopardize the Rome Film Festival's upcoming third edition.
Italo auteur Gianni Amelio will shoot a French-language adaptation of Albert Camus' autobiographical last novel "The First Man" with Claudia Cardinale attached to star.
"Gomorra," Italian helmer Matteo Garrone's Neapolitan Mafia drama that unspools in the Cannes competish Sunday could have posed a potential life-threatening problem for Garrone and producer Domenico…