Friday, May 24, 2024

Woody Allen’s Great New “Coup de Chance” Likely Headed to Venice Film Festival (See Trailer)


The word I got at the Cannes Film Festival opening: Woody Allen’s “Coup de Chance” is likely headed to the Venice Film Festival at the end of August.

This terrific new murder-drama is apparently high on the list for Venice director Alberto Barrera as much as said so, according to my spies, at the Cannes opening night private dinner.

Very excited by this news was actor Melvil Poupaud, who is very much the lead in the clever “Coup de Chance.” He was in Cannes because he’s French and he has a small part in “Jeanne duBarry.”

I was lucky enough to see “Coup de Chance” in April (here’s my column). It’s one of Woody Allen’s best creations. So far it has a French distributor, but it must have a theatrical release in the US this fall. Audiences will love it.

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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