ThinkFilm Intl. has added Rob Schmidt's "Bad Meat" to its Cannes sales slate.
Cannes Film Festival
Mena Suvari, Jack Huston, Caterina Murino and Richard E. Grant will star in "The Garden of Eden," an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel to be directed by John Irvin.
Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Karoline Herfurth and Hannah Herzsprung will round out the cast of Teutonic producer Bernd Eichinger's "The Baader-Meinhof Complex."
"Happy to be here" was the underlying message from Wong Kar Wai, helmer of opening film "My Blueberry Nights," and his co-stars.
Marwan Hamed will follow up his debut "The Yacoubian Building" with "Ibrahim the White," the dark story of an Egyptian boy and girl who grow up on the gang-infested streets of downtown Cairo.
John Turturro is slated to direct "1-900," the third film in the Theo Van Gogh remake trilogy.
Mischa Barton has joined the cast of Ealing Studios comedy "St. Trinian's," which has also completed its first two international pre-sales to Concorde/TeleMunchen in Germany and Paradiso in Benelux.
GreeneStreet Films Intl. has acquired "Laws of Motion," starring Matthew Perry and helmed by Craig Lucas. Hilary Swank is producing and playing a small role.
Omega Entertainment, a Swiss-U.K. financing, production and sales entity, has pacted with Elie Samaha's Montage Films to distribute biopic "Anna Nicole" outside North America.
Optimum Releasing, the U.K. distrib that was acquired last year by StudioCanal, has promoted several of its senior execs as it gears up for expansion.