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Ronald Reagan biopic to be shopped at Cannes

Every celebrated president eventually gets a Hollywood close-up. Ronald Reagan, of course, had his big-screen debut long before he even imagined the White House, acting in more than 50 films before beginning his life in politics. But a long-in-the-works biopic is finally close to becoming a reality. A $25 million production from Space Cowboys screenwriter Howard Klausner, titled Reagan, will be shopped at this month’s Cannes Film Festival, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The film doesn’t have a director yet, or a cast — though Jon Voight was once in talks to play the KGB analyst who tracks Reagan’s political ascent, beginning with his tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild. But producers Mark Joseph and Ralph Winter have partnered with Manifest Film Sales to negotiate international film sales at Cannes. Reagan reportedly already has a domestic deal in place for a wide release and $35 million in prints and advertising.

Klausner’s screenplay is based on two biographies of the president written by Paul Kengor — God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism.

Joseph’s MJM Entertainment Group and Manifest did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

'All is Lost' trailer tests Oscar winds for Robert Redford -- VIDEO


A lot of movies give their trailers the silent treatment, with powerful images and an evocative musical score responsible for conveying the drama. But in All Is Lost, which stars Robert Redford as an old man whose sailboat is slammed with one misfortune after another, the spare trailer accurately reflects the film, which is practically devoid of dialogue. Not that you’ll miss it, or wish there was a Bengal tiger or Wilson volleyball stowed aboard as he tries to stay alive. It’s just Redford, the camera, and the cruel winds of mother nature.

The movie, directed by J.C. Chandor (Margin Call), won raves when it premiered at Cannes in May, with some predicting an Oscar nomination for Redford, who has never won for Best Actor despite iconic turns in Butch Cassidy, The Sting, and Out of Africa.

Watch the new trailer for All Is Lost below:

Cannes: Christoph Waltz, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee join jury

Eight luminaries of eight different nationalities have joined the jury of the Cannes Film Festival, led this year for the first time by Steven Spielberg — including Austrian actor (and two-time Oscar winner) Christoph Waltz, Taiwanese director (and two-time Oscar winner) Ang Lee, and Australian actress (and… one-time Oscar winner) Nicole Kidman.

The jury is rounded out by five film vets from five more countries: Indian actress Vidya Balan, a Bollywood star who will also celebrate 100 years of the genre at a gala screening of Bombay Talkies; Japanese director Naomi Kawase, whose films have won Cannes’s Camera d’Or (in 1997) and Grand Prize (2007); British screenwriter/director Lynne Ramsay, whose film We Need to Talk About Kevin won praise at Cannes in 2011; French actor Daniel Auteuil, a BAFTA winner who snagged Cannes’s Best Actor award in 1996; and Cristian Mungiu, a three-time Cannes winner for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, as well as last year’s Best Screenplay winner at the fest.

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, will open Cannes on May 15. It will close with a screening of Zulu, a political thriller starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, on May 26.

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Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’ to open Un Certain Regard at Cannes

Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' to open Un Certain Regard at Cannes

As we eagerly wait for the Cannes Film Festival to reveal its full 2013 lineup tomorrow, the Festival previewed a small but significant piece of information on twitter Wednesday: Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring will open Un Certain Regard on May 16. Qu’est que c’est?


'Zulu', starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, to close Cannes


Zulu, a suspenseful political thriller that stars Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker as South African police officers, will close the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 26. Based on the award-winning novel by Caryl Férey and directed by Jérome Salle, the movie digs deep into the urban underbelly of post-apartheid South Africa when a girl is brutally mutilated.

Cannes begins on May 15, with Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby scheduled to open the festival. Steven Spielberg will preside over this year’s jury.

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