I don’t know about you all, but I always really look forward to finding out what titles will be debuting at the Cannes Film Festival. As always, there’s no shortage of speculation going around, with some titles being just pipe dreams (really, someone thinks that ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ actually might be playing at Cannes?), but others being real possibilities. A lot of articles have mentioned Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’ as a likely debut, but it seems that Forbes squashed that in a recent pice. I’ll post it below after the jump for you to check out, but we can all mourn together having to wait a little longer to find out more about the flick. Take a gander…
It’s been a wild couple of days, with lots of speculation about which films will go the Cannes Film Festival. A supposed “leak” on a French website was denied by festival officials. And really, the so-called “leak” was incorrect. It speculated that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “The Master” and Christopher Nolan‘s “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises,” were going to the Croisette.
“The Master” is certainly not ready, I am told. And “Dark Knight” doesn’t open until July 20th. Unless it were opening the same week or right after Cannes, it would be a possibility. But otherwise, I doubt Warner Bros. would chance showing it several times and then putting it away for two months.
But there is some news. There’s talk that Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” with Zac Efron, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman — the latter in what is said to be a stunning performance—is a strong possibility. The other new candidates include Brad Pitt in “Cogan’s Trade” aka “Killing Then Softly,” also starring James Gandolfini. Also mentioned is John Hillcoat’s “The Wettest County,” with Shia LaBeouf and Jessica Chastain.
Some titles I’ve mentioned before: Walter Salles’s “On the Road,” the long awaited film of the Jack Kerouac classic; and Marion Cotillard in “Rust & Bone.” Also probably on the docket: the new Terrence Malick film, starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, and also Chastain.
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