Thursday, April 25, 2024

Exclusive: Quentin Tarantino Film Going to Cannes, Sources Say Party Has Been Booked for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


You know, in Cannes, it’s about the party, not just the film.

So sources from the Cote d’Azur say it’s a go, Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is coming to the festival after all.

It will play on Tuesday, May 21st, the 25th anniversary of “Pulp Fiction” in Cannes.

The Croisette is abuzz with the likes of Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Leonardo DiCaprio walking the red carpet, having private parties, holding court at the Hotel du Cap.

There was some question about the film making it since it wasn’t announced with the rest of the Cannes line up.

The Festival needs this movie badly, with few other big stars coming, and even fewer American movies of note. The time between “Rocketman” on the first Tbursday, and “OUT” is filled with films in foreign languages and not a lot of glitter.

So sacre bleu! Congratulations to Thierry Fremaux. He can get some sleep, at last.

PS I’m hearing the party, which should be the hottest ticket of all, should be taking place at the Albane Terrace at the JW Marriott. Stay tuned…


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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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