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.