There’s no “Irishman” coming to Cannes. The Martin Scorsese movie based on the book called “I Hear You Paint Houses” will not be ready by a long shot.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci– if they’re in Cannes it will be for the moules or the fish soup. But not to walk the red carpet.
The movie is shot, I am told, but the special effects will take months to perfect. Venice? Who knows? I don’t think so. I think we’ll see “The Irishman” right before it premieres in the fall and leads to Oscar nominations– like “The Departed.”
As for Quentin Tarantino, there’s definitely Cannes buzz. But again, I hear they’ll be painting their houses for some more time. Maybe they’ll make it for the 50th anniversary of the Tate-La Bianca murders on August 8th.
But Elton John, as I said earlier today– that looks good. And Pedro Almodovar — “Pain and Glory”– I’d count on that, too.