French to honor David Cronenberg

Canadian director receiving Legion d'honneur

Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been selected to receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction.

The ceremony will be held April 1 in Toronto, with consul general Jerome Cauchard to host.

Cronenberg will be presented the Medal of Knight to the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Francois Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, will bestow the honor on behalf of French Republic president Nicolas Sarkozy.

The award is meant to recognize Cronenberg’s accomplishments and the services he rendered to French culture and to enhance the cultural relationship between France and Canada. Cronenberg’s films have played well in France, where he has won numerous awards that include the 1996 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for “Crash.”

Cronenberg is rewriting to direct the Michael Brandt/Derek Haas-scripted “The Matarese Circle,” MGM’s adaptation of the Robert Ludlum thriller novel that looms as a potential pairing of Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise.

More Film

  • Rose Byrne

    Film News Roundup: Rose Byrne in Talks to Join Tiffany Haddish's 'Limited Partners'

    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been selected to receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction. The ceremony will be held April 1 in Toronto, with consul general Jerome Cauchard to host. Cronenberg will be presented the Medal of Knight to the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Francois Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, […]

  • Cher and Meryl Streep'Mamma Mia! Here

    How the Cast of 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Geeked Out Around Cher

    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been selected to receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction. The ceremony will be held April 1 in Toronto, with consul general Jerome Cauchard to host. Cronenberg will be presented the Medal of Knight to the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Francois Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, […]

  • 'BuyBust' Review

    Film Review: ‘BuyBust’

    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been selected to receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction. The ceremony will be held April 1 in Toronto, with consul general Jerome Cauchard to host. Cronenberg will be presented the Medal of Knight to the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Francois Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, […]

  • John Malone

    John Malone, Scott Paterson Retiring From Lionsgate Board

    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been selected to receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction. The ceremony will be held April 1 in Toronto, with consul general Jerome Cauchard to host. Cronenberg will be presented the Medal of Knight to the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Francois Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, […]

  • Moviepass

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Plunges Again to Record Low

    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been selected to receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction. The ceremony will be held April 1 in Toronto, with consul general Jerome Cauchard to host. Cronenberg will be presented the Medal of Knight to the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Francois Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, […]

  • Timothee Chalamet

    Timothee Chalamet in Talks to Star in Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'

    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been selected to receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction. The ceremony will be held April 1 in Toronto, with consul general Jerome Cauchard to host. Cronenberg will be presented the Medal of Knight to the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Francois Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, […]

  • Taraji P Henson Sam Rockwell

    Taraji P. Henson-Sam Rockwell Drama 'Best of Enemies' Bought by STX

    Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been selected to receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction. The ceremony will be held April 1 in Toronto, with consul general Jerome Cauchard to host. Cronenberg will be presented the Medal of Knight to the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. Francois Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content