Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ion Cinema's 30 Predictions for Cannes 2012: Cosmopolis is on the list!

In give or take 364 days from now, the 65th edition of the Cannes film festival will be upon us. I know it's absurd, but there are some bonafide films in the works from some Cannes vets and according to these prognostications I supply below, we'll have one more heavyweight event with the possible participation from the likes of Abbas Kiarostami, Olivier Assayas, Paul Thomas Anderson and Hou Hsiao Hsien being joined by recent Palme d'Or winners (2008 and 2009) Laurent Cantet and Michael Haneke. Here are 30 films we'd bet a 2 on that should/might make next year's edition. We'll obviously be more in the know come fall film festival time when projects that aren't greenlite would be pulled from such a list and when we find if filmmakers such as Brillante Mendoza, Lou Ye, Andrea Arnold and WKW (you never know how much extra time he needs) choose to wait it out or not. Enjoy!

Cosmopolis – David Cronenberg
With A Dangerous Method in the can and being kept safe for Venice/TIFF premieres, David Cronenberg commenced lensing on Cosmopolis as of today. Based on the book of the same name, this will definitely be ready next May – it stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, and a former “face” of the Croisette in Juliette Binoche. Based on Don DeLillo's novel, this will tell DeLillo's story of a multimillionaire (Pattinson) on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan as he attempts to get a haircut, betting his wealth against the declining Japanese Yen.

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