The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market will showcase 330 films from 49 countries, including 70 world premieres and 55 North American premieres. The 19th annual event, set for June 18-24 at desert city’s Camelot Theatres, will include shorts starring such boldfaced names as Cate Blanchett (the animated A Cautionary Tail), Mireille Enos and Brooke Shields (Wild Horses), Rachel Griffiths (Butterflies), Ian McKellen (The Egg Trick), Jason Ritter (Boats Against The Current) Gerard Depardieu (Frank-Etienne) and many more. SND Films founder Sydney Netter, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters actress Missi Pyle (actress) and Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey will serve on the ShortFest jury. A total of $110,000 in prizes will be awarded in 19 categories to shorts in competition. Eleven films have been chosen to represent the ShortFest Online Film Festival, and will play on a special section of the ShortFest website starting Tuesday. Online voting for these films will continue through the festival, with the “ShortFest Online Audience Award” announced at the Festival Award Ceremony on Closing Night. See those titles and the ShortFest press release after the jump. READ MORE »
Cinderella could soon have a new evil stepmother – played by Cate Blanchett. The Oscar-winning actress is in deep talks to join Disney’s live action retelling of the glass slipper classic tale, Deadline has confirmed. Blanchett would …
George Clooney Sets Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin For WWII Drama ‘Monuments Men’
EXCLUSIVE: What a killer cast George Clooney has put together for The Monuments Men, the period drama he will direct in a co-production between Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Clooney will star with Skyfall‘s Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, The Artist’s Jean Dujardin, Argo‘s John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban.
The drama, which was scripted by Clooney and partner Grant Heslov, confronts the final chapter of Germany’s rule, which came down to the absolute destruction of everything that makes a culture keep its standing, including the lives that are lost and the sacrifices that are made. All of this is in danger of being lost forever as Hitler and the Nazis try to cover the tracks of a murderous regime. A crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art that were stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.
AFM: FilmNation Unveils Back To Back Terrence Malick Films ‘Lawless’ And ‘Knight Of Cups,’ With Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale And Cate Blanchett
(Los Angeles, CA) November 2, 2011 – FilmNation Entertainment is continuing their relationship with acclaimed director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line) and handling international sales and distribution on his next two films. LAWLESS will star Ryan Gosling (Drive, The Ides of March) and boasts a supporting cast that includes Academy Award Winners Christian Bale (The Dark Knight, The Flowers of War), Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) plus Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) and Haley Bennett (Marley & Me, The Haunting of Molly Hartley).
The second film, KNIGHT OF CUPS, will star Christian Bale with a supporting cast including Cate Blanchett and Isabel Lucas (Immortals, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). Both films are currently in pre-production and will shoot back-to-back in 2012. Sarah Green (Untitled Terrence Malick Project, The Tree of Life, The New World, Take Shelter, Mud) and Nicolas Gonda (Untitled Terrence Malick Project, The Tree of Life, The New World) will serve as the producers on both films with FilmNation Entertainment handling international sales during this week’s AFM.
Focus Features has released a trailer for the Joe Wright-directed Hanna, with his Oscar-nominated Atonement discovery Saoirse Ronan playing the badass daughter of an ex-government operative who has turned her into a killing machine who’ll use all her skills to be reunited with her dad. Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett …