Catch up on must-reads from Deadline’s week in film:

Cannes2014_badge__140417160328-150x150 (1)Cannes: From Chekhov In Turkey To Rampaging Dogs Award Winners Prove This Fest Had It All
By Pete Hammond
It’s all over but the re-runs. The 67th Cannes Film Festival unofficially ended Saturday night with the crowning of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s endless, but admired, Chekovian epic Winter Sleep being crowned with the coveted Palme d’Or.

Cannes: ‘Lion’ To Roar In $12 Million TWC Deal After Quiet Auction
By Mike Fleming Jr.
EXCLUSIVE: In a whopping deal that was done in stealth mode, The Weinstein Company is nearing a $12 million deal for Lion, a Luke Davies-scripted adaptation of the Saroo Bierley book A Long Way Home.

Quentin Tarantino Press Conference - The 67th Annual Cannes Film FestivalCannes: Quentin Tarantino On Digital As The Death Of Cinema; A ‘Django’ Miniseries; ‘Hateful Eight’ Prospects & More
By Nancy Tartaglione
“It’s rare to see a filmmaker who doesn’t have a movie here in Cannes do a press conference,” said Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux as he introduced Quentin Tarantino to journalists this afternoon. But Cannes loves Tarantino and the feeling is clearly mutual. His Pulp Fiction Palme d’Or is “my single, absolutely, positively greatest achievement,” the director said.

Cannes: More Domestic Activity Than Expected; Offshore Soft; Russia In A “Panic”
By Nancy Tartaglione
Heading into Cannes, the refrain was roundly the same as the one we heard going into the last big market, February’s EFM in Berlin. Whether it be from sales people, buyers or producers both foreign and domestic, there was a lament that the big projects had failed to materialize and that despite hopes to the contrary, this would be a very soft sojourn on the Croisette.

Cannes: ‘Pulp Fiction’ Reunion Shapes Up As Travolta Expected To Join Tarantino, Thurman For 20th Anniversary Tribute
By Nancy Tartaglione
EXCLUSIVE: Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman are confirmed to attend a special celebration of Pulp Fiction here in Cannes tomorrow night. Now I’m hearing word that Vincent Vega himself will join his director and co-star in the festivities.

sonny-barger-soa-215‘Hells Angels’ Feature Rides Over To Writer-Producer Rob Weiss
By Anita Busch
EXCLUSIVE: Writer-producer Rob Weiss (Entourage) is taking over Fox 2000′s Hells Angels feature about legendary member Sonny Barger, who has long been considered the undisputed godfather of the motorcycle club. Barger helped found the Oakland chapter in 1957 when he was only 18 and became instrumental in its rise as an international organization.

DeadlineNow: ‘X-Men’ To Dominate Weekend Box Office (Video)
By Dominic Patten and Anita Busch
Introducing DeadlineNow video news service, in which Deadline’s journalists offer instant analysis and commentary on the news as it happens. Watch as Deadline’s Dominic Patten and Anita Busch preview weekend box office juggernaut X-Men: Days Of Future Past:

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Eyes $100M

Deadline Film Editor Anita Busch looks ahead at the Memorial Day holiday weekend box office, which includes 'Blended,' 'Neighbors', & 'Godzilla.

sarahjonesoscars__140303043242-150x150Sarah Jones Family Files ‘Midnight Rider’ Wrongful Death Suit, Seeks Damages “For The Full Value Of Sarah’s Life”
By Jen Yamato
Today’s lawsuit, which seeks unspecified punitive damages, claims that Sarah Jones was killed because the defendants “operated without minimum safety precautions and contrary to standard industry practices for productions of this scale and for productions involving dangerous filming conditions.”

Cannes: Weinstein Co In Exclusive Talks For Russell Crowe-Helmed ‘The Water Diviner’
By Mike Fleming Jr.
EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company tonight is now in exclusive negotiations to acquire The Water Diviner, and is in position to land the directorial debut of Russell Crowe. This comes after Crowe traveled to the Croisette and presented about 12 minutes of footage to an array of distributors at the Majestic. He then hung around and met with them.

Meanwhile, over in Deadline’s legit coverage:

Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei Outta Work As Broadway `Joneses’ To Shutter
By Jeremy Gerard
Broadway producer Jeffrey Richards, who is having a terrible spring, announced this morning that The Realistic Joneses, starring Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei, Michael C. Hall and Tracy Letts, will end its Broadway run on July 6. Richards is also the lead producer of The Bridges Of Madison County, the Jason Robert Brown/Marsha Norman musical that closed last Sunday at a loss of $8.5 million. Estimated cost of The Joneses: $2.5 million to $3 million.