Saturday, May 25, 2024

Cannes Talk: Not Just Warren, But “Snowden,” Woody, George & Julia, Ryan Gosling, Big Studio Hits


We’re getting into the mood for Cannes 2016. And apparently the red carpet may be filled with American stars and movies.

I told you a couple of weeks ago that Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes movie is top of the of desired entries. Co-starring Annette Bening, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, and with Beatty himself as director and star, everyone is crossing baguettes for this to come true.

Next: Woody Allen’s Amazon movie with Steve Carell, Parker Posey et al. said to be also hoped for, which makes sense: Cannes loves Woody Allen. “Midnight in Paris” went from there to highest grossing Woody Allen film of all time.

Also hearing George Clooney and Julia Roberts in “Money Monster.” This is directed by Jodie Foster. Can you imagine the pandemonium of this gang on the red carpet, at press conference, etc? And with Amal in tow?

The word is strong on Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” as well, and Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in “The Nice Guys.” The “Snowden” film, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will undoubtedly be accompanied by rumors that the real Edward Snowden is in Cannes, or on a yacht off the coast with Roman Polanski!

Just to recap: a Cannes with possible attendees Beatty, Woody, Oliver Stone, Clooney and Roberts, Gosling and Crowe. And you know Harvey Weinstein will bring a surprise. Sacre bleu!

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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