Cannes Showstopper Could Be James Toback’s Doc About Cannes, Filmed There Last Year
We won’t know for another couple of weeks. But it does seem like James Toback‘s documentary, “Seduced and Abandoned,” could be the hot ticket in Cannes this year. Of course, the doc, which Toback filmed at Cannes last year with Alec Baldwin, is about, of course, Cannes. Toback and Baldwin spent the two weeks of the festival interviewing everyone they could nail down. They even got some people who weren’t there. But their crew was everywhere, and the duo managed even to snare Roman Polanski. The only person they may not have gotten was Harvey Weinstein. Toback did do a little filming around the festival as well with Neve Campbell. He also got Bernardo Bertolucci and Francis Ford Coppola. There will be footage from various events including amFAR’s ridiculous annual dinner and Vanity Fair’s famous star studded bi annual party at the Hotel du Cap. We may also see the crew being denied entry into certain places, and that’s always fun, too. There hasn’t been a good movie about Cannes since Henry Jaglom’s “Festival in Cannes” more than a dozen years ago. PS Sources say the doc may have a distributor before the festival even starts.
PS I first reported the existence of “Seduced and Abandoned” back on September 12, 2011– exclusively. http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/09/14/alec-baldwin-and-james-toback-planning-secret-film