Thursday, April 18, 2024

Cannes Exclusive: Five More Films May Be Added Next Week Including Sean Penn in “Black Flies”


Cannes watchers, wait for this Monday. I’m told grand poobah Thierry Fremaux will announce five additional films to his already bursting list of top notch selections.

My sources say one of them will likely be a film called “Black Flies” that features Sean enn and is directed by French filmmaker Jean-St├ęphane Sauvaire.

Penn and Sauvaire each have long histories with Cannes, winning many awards apiece.

What else could join Cannes? Fans are hoping for “Barbie” or “Oppenheimer.” Then Fremaux would be riding on a parade float on the Croisette!

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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