Cannes has a bona fide crowd pleaser on its hands this morning as the silent film The Artist screened for the press to terrific response. Harvey Weinstein seemed particularly bullish about the film (which was a last-minute addition to this year’s competition) on Friday as he presented his upcoming slate to international buyers, and now I see why. Funny, sly, touching, nostalgic, and interestingly relevant, The Artist will be a unique presence in this year’s awards race to say the least. READ FULL STORY
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The Iron Lady has gotten some weighty support.
The Meryl Streep biopic about British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was picked up for distribution in the United States by The Weinstein Co., which has a good track record with British biopics. Last year, Harvey and Bob Weinstein steered The King’s Speech through a contentious award season to an ultimate Best Picture win at the Academy Awards.
They are likely to push for a repeat of that recent history with this film, which focuses on the 1982 Falklands War and co-stars fellow Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent as Thatcher’s husband, Denis. Phyllida Lloyd, who worked with Streep on Mamma Mia!, is directing. READ FULL STORY
Get ready for a more family friendly version of this year’s best picture-winner, The King’s Speech. The Weinstein Company announced today that a new, PG-13 version of the film will open nationwide on April 1 on 1000 screens and will be the only version of the film left in theaters.
“We are thankful to the MPAA for their wisdom and swift action in approving the release of The King’s Speech PG-13 release,” states TWC’s president of theatrical distribution and home entertainment, Eric Lomis, in an official statement. “The action enables those to whom it speaks most directly — young people who are troubled by stuttering, bullying and similar trials — to see it.”
The PG-13 version of the film will contain significantly less f-words, which helped garner its original R rating.
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