The artistic rollercoaster that is any film festival has at least provided a few good highs through the first weekend of the 60th Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes isn't usually a time to be shy. Sellers trumpet exactly what they're selling to whom -- even if the film doesn't exist. That maxim makes the case of the untitled Larry Charles project fairly…
Julia Roberts is getting back together with Working Title Films to produce and star in a movie about the wildlife conservationist Joan Root, who was murdered in her Kenyan home earlier this year.
A plethora of dramas featuring everything from a female crime-solving team ("Women's Murder Club") to private eyes who are really vampires ("Moonlight") to wife-swappers in the '70s ("Swingtown") is…
"I need an army," says Steven North ("Vukovar"), who is producing "Challenging Heaven," a birth-of-a-nation picture focused on the rise of former Chinese premier Mao Zedong. Mixing Asian and American…
New way to beat the quota system in China: win top prize at the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival. China Film Group Corp. Saturday announced that it may give the winning film at next month's SIFF (June…
Goldie Hawn will star in and direct the comedy "Ashes to Ashes," which will also topline Kurt Russell. The couple arrived in Cannes on Sunday to talk up the film and to support Quentin Tarantino's…
Jordan's Royal Film Commission has confirmed that Kathryn Bigelow will lense "The Hurt Locker" in Jordan this summer. Iraq-set action drama follows the expoits of an elite American bomb disposal unit.
In what could be one of her first producing gigs sans former hubby Robert Rodriguez, producer Elizabeth Avellan ("Sin City," "Grindhouse") is in advanced talks with Spain's Drive Ent. and Chile's…
BVI has taken Spanish distribution rights to Michael Radford's Civil War romantic drama "La mula," sales agent Capricorn Ent. announced Sunday at Cannes.
Lebanese helmer Danielle Arbid may find that getting her film "A Lost Man" into Cannes' official selection was a piece of cake compared to getting it released in the Arab world. The steamy pic, which…