Huayi Brothers, China's biggest private sector movie player, has sold "The Banquet" to France's StudioCanal and to Turkey's Atasagun Films. The "Hamlet" adaptation stars Cannes juror Zhang Ziyi and…
It wasn't just an optical illusion. There actually were more Asian faces in town this week, but they weren't necessarily here just to buy more Western movies.
Francis Ford Coppola, in Cannes as "Marie Antoinette" exec-producer, has completed principal photography in Romania on his low-budget artistic rejuvenation project "Youth Without Youth."
Wong Kar-wai's Norah Jones-starrer "My Blueberry Nights" has sold to 15 territories during the Cannes Film Festival, sales agent Studio Canal said Thursday.
Beverly Hills-based QED Intl. has completed multiple sales in all major territories for "Spring Break in Bosnia," starring Richard Gere and Terrence Howard.
Scandinavian film distribbery Scanbox Entertainment has wrapped up Cannes with a number of purchases, partnering with Luc Besson, Mike Newell and Woody Allen.
Scanbox has picked up Scandinavian rights to The Little Film Company's "War of the Dead," Finnish helmer Marko Makilakso's war thriller.
Willem Dafoe, Emma de Caunes and Jean Rochefort have signed up for supporting roles in Working Title's "Bean II," which started shooting last week in Paris.
Lightening Entertainment has snapped up international sales rights to docu "Nobelity," written and directed by author, producer and thesp Turk Pipkin ("Friday Night Lights," "The Sopranos").
New Line and HBO specialty film label Picturehouse has acquired domestic rights to "La Vie En Rose," a biopic of French chanteuse Edith Piaf.