Friday, June 21, 2024

Robin Hood-Ridley Scott-Film to Open Cannes–As I Told You



Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 12th.

I told you this would happen on Wednesday.

This means the red carpet at the Palais will be buzzing with Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, and other stars. That’s a lot to look forward to for the French and for moi!

The word is that “Robin Hood” is terrific, very “Gladiator” like, and should be the hit Universal’s Ron Meyer’s been looking for. Good news all the way around!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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