Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Oliver’s Army Is Ready for Cannes

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News from the IFP dinner for a mere one hundred or so filmmakers last night at Diane von Furstenberg’s design studio:

Oliver Stone is getting ready for Cannes and South America with “Wall Street 2” and “South of the Border.” He chatted with Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker, and DVF herself…”Wall Street 2″ hits Cannes on Friday, March 14th…Josh Brolin should be in attendance, as well as star Michael Douglas

Lovely and amazing Patricia Clarkson (pictured here) –with “Cairo Time” and only three more films in the can–brought best-bud, poet Howard Altmann, to dinner. The two often perform readings of Altmann’s work at Barnes & Noble, etc. Altmann has a new collection out from Turtle Point Press…

Joel Schumacher is prepping “Trespass,” a home invasion thriller. Casting is underway, with actors to be announced shortly…

Jake Paltrow, Gwyneth’s talented bro, is negotiating to do his second feature film this fall. Paltrow has a cameo in “Greenberg,” out now…

Gwyneth and mom Blythe Danner will not do “A Little Night Music” on Broadway. “My daughter will not leave London and her kids,” Danner explained…

Martin Scorsese is already screening his Fran Lebowitz documentary for friends. Reaction is good, and Lebowitz comes off as glibly gifted. But I hope it explains why she wrote just two books, and almost nothing in 30 years. And how she’s lived since then thanks to the kindness of friends…

The dinner honored Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini, whose terrific “Tanner Hall” will be released this fall. Also in attendance: Famed director Mira Nair, actor-director Ed Burns, Amber Tamblyn, Lily Rabe, Geoff Fletcher, Annette Tapert, and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters...The whole gang proceeded to the Boom Boom Room, and for all I know, they are still there…

Roger Friedman
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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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