Cannes : Ridley, Pacino, Banks, Reilly

Just a few of the new offerings to be offered up on the Croisette next week

Daisy Ridley will headline vertiginous action-thriller Cleaner from 007 regular Martin Campbell. Set in present-day London, the Cannes offering “will see radical activists take over an energy company’s annual gala at the Shard – the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe – seizing 300 hostages in order to expose the corruption of the hosts. Their just cause is hijacked by a zealous extremist within their ranks, who is ready to murder everyone in the building to send his anarchic message to the world. It falls to an ex-soldier turned window cleaner, Joey Locke (Daisy Ridley) – suspended 90 stories up on the outside of the building – to save those trapped inside and take down the killers, whilst also finding a way to bring the corrupt energy moguls to justice.” The movie will shoot late summer. [More…]

Johnny Depp’s next film, a biopic of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, will star Al Pacino, Riccardo Scamarcio and Pierre Niney. Filming on Modi, based on a play by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski, is due to get underway in Budapest this fall. [More…]

Elizabeth Banks and John C.Reilly will star in thriller DreamQuil, an AI thriller set in the not so distant future about what happens when Artificial Intelligence and automation are integrated into our daily lives. The film will mark the debut of American filmmaker and contemporary artist Alex Prager, and will shoot third quarter. [More…]

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