Cannes Film Festival 2019: Chris Hemsworth’s “Down Under Cover” and Anthony Mackie’s “The Banker” are just some movies heating up the Croisette this 12 months
Well, that is it, people. Time to speak about probably the most necessary movie occasions of the 12 months — the Cannes Film Festival — and which buzzy titles are up for grabs this 12 months.
There’s a sizzling bundle starring Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish titled “Down Under Cover.” Roland Emmerich directs a sci-fi challenge referred to as “Moonfall.” Newly minted Oscar winner Olivia Colman stars with Anthony Hopkins in a drama referred to as “The Father.” And Anthony Mackie reunites with “Avengers” co-star Samuel L. Jackson in “The Banker,” whereas the Russo Brothers reteam with Tom Holland for “Cherry.”
This 12 months’s lineup options every little thing from house odysseys to WWII dramas to rom-coms to political dramas. Some administrators are heading again to the Croisette for his or her sixth time to compete (“Oh Mercy!” director Arnaud Desplechin), whereas others, like Florian Zeller, are touring to the French Riviera city for the primary time.
Needless to say, we’re anticipating a fiery gross sales market this 12 months. See under for the buzziest gross sales titles hitting the Croisette.
Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings and Jane Seymour star in “Friendsgiving,” directed by Nicol Paone. And with Ben Stiller being a producer on the movie, we will hope for a stable household comedy a la “Meet the Parents.”
The identify explains all of it: “Friendsgiving” is about two mates who host a Thanksgiving dinner for his or her dysfunctional group of mates.
Endeavor Content is repping U.S. gross sales.
First-time characteristic director Florian Zeller is directing “The Father,” which stars Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, contemporary off her Oscars win for “The Favourite.” “The Father” follows a daughter who’s pressured to put her father in an assisted-living facility when he can’t separate actuality from fantasy anymore.
UTA and CAA are dealing with North American gross sales, whereas Embankment is dealing with worldwide gross sales.
“Down Under Cover”
In what’s presumably the most well liked bundle heading to Cannes this 12 months is “Down Under Cover,” starring Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish.
The buddy cop drama is written by Peter Hoare and stars Hemsworth as a detective who goes undercover to analyze a bunch of male, Australian unique dancers who he suspects are concerned in a sequence of on line casino heists. Haddish will play a lone wolf cop who Hemsworth reluctantly accepts as a associate.
CAA is introducing the bundle to home patrons at Cannes, whereas FilmNation is dealing with worldwide gross sales.
“Young Ahmed” is a contest title at this 12 months’s competition from the Dardenne Brothers, who gained the Palme d’Or in each 1999 and 2005. “Young Ahmed” is their 11th movie and follows a 13-year-old boy from Belgium named Ahmed, who wrestles with a plot to kill his instructor after he embraces an extremist interpretation of the Quran. Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck, Claire Bodson, and Othmane Moumen star within the foreign-language drama in each French and Arabic.
CAA is dealing with gross sales.
“Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich is returning to house for one of many largest initiatives to be offered on the Cannes Film Festival market, titled “Moonfall.”
Emmerich will co-write the movie with Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen. The story is a sci-fi motion epic during which a ragtag staff of astronauts is pressured to land on the moon’s floor when the moon is knocked out of Earth’s orbit, sending it hurtling on a collision course with Earth and threatening all of mankind.
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