"Narnia" franchise producer Mark Johnson is set to make an English-language version of Chilean romantic comedy "Pretendiendo" (Ugly me).
Daniel Day-Lewis is in talks to star in "Nine," the musical Rob Marshall is directing for the Weinstein Co.
Magnet Releasing, Magnolia Pictures' genre arm, has taken domestic rights to nail-biter "Surveillance," helmed by Jennifer Lynch.
South Africa's Videovision Entertainment made day one raids on Cannes sales companies and acquired a quintet of movies, including two from Competition.
IFC Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Joshua Safdie's comedy "The Pleasure of Being Robbed," the only U.S. feature selected for Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film fest.
Sean Penn received the first big artistic cheer of the 61st Cannes Film Festival after he was introduced on the steps of the Palais Wednesday night.
As the Cannes market moves into gear, no one here for the 61st Cannes Film Festival can easily forget what a dismal time it's been at the specialty boxoffice.
On Sunday, Indiana Jones faces a challenge more terrifying and dangerous than anything he's encountered onscreen: the Cannes crowd.
French actress Marion Cotillard will return to Gallic film-making starring in the E15 million ($24.0 million) Sahara-set adventure-romantic drama, "Le Dernier vol de Lancaster" (The Last Flight).
GreeneStreet Films Intl. will rep international rights to Christina Ricci-Anjelica Huston-Josh Lucas family drama "Long Time Gone," which director Adam Davidson begins lensing this summer.
James Corden and Mathew Horne, the stars of cult fave Brit TV skein "Gavin and Stacey," are reteaming for "Lesbian Vampire Killers."