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I told you exclusively about Anne Hathaway‘s next movie, “Song One,” which starts shooting in June in New York. Hathaway won’t sing, but there will be music. Her character is involved with a rocker played by real life Brit star Johnny Flynn. Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley has written the music. The film is co-produced by Jonathan Demme and Hathaway’s husband Adam Shulman. Kate Barker Froyland wrote the screenplay and directs.

Now comes word that the new stars of Cannes, Worldview Entertainment, will handle the money end. Worldview is the brain child of a brother and sister who are finance whizkids, and the actual kids of another financial wizard. Sarah Johnson Redlich, 53, and Bill Johnson, 50, are the adult children of Charles B. Johnson, famed founder of Franklin Templeton Investments.

Worldview — with CEO and chairman Christopher Woodrow– is suddenly becoming a major player here in Cannes. They’ve already got a bunch of films either finished or in production, many playing here or being presented including Guillame Canet’s “Blood Ties,” James Gray’s “The Immigrants,” and Arnaud Desplechin’s “Jimmy P.” all in competition.

Over the weekend, Worldview will introduce themselves with a party on a yacht put together by New York nightlife queen Amy Sacco. And then, watch out for more deals.


Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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