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The full lineup for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival was announced today, and it looks like a really great group of films will be screening in the south of France later next month.  Official selections include Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the CandelabraJoel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, Roman Polanski’s Venus In Fur, and James Gray’s The Immigrant (previously titled Low Life).  Additionally, the Robert Redford man vs. nature film All Is Lost will premiere out of competition, and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling RingJames Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and the Sundance hit Fruitvale Station (previously titled Fruitvale) will screen Un Certain Regard.

A number of these titles are early awards contenders, and I’m particularly interested to hear the reaction for the Coens’ Davis and Payne’s The Descendants follow-up Nebraska, which is a black-and-white road trip movie starring Will Forte and Bruce Dern.  Hit the jump to read the full lineup.  The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 – 26th.

Set Photo Roundup: DOG FIGHT, BURT WONDERSTONE, LOVELACE, and LOW LIFE [Updated with James Franco as Hugh Hefner]

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We’ve got quite a few set photos to share with you today, involving everything from Zach Galifianakis as a Southern politician in Chinese robes to Olivia Wilde in a luchador outfit. Briefly:

  • Dog Fight – Galifianakis and Will Ferrell star as rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district.
  • Burt WonderstoneSteve Carell and Jim Carrey star as rival Las Vegas magicians constantly trying to one-up each other.
  • LovelaceAmanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard star as Linda Lovelace and her abusive husband Chuck Traynor in the biopic about the star at the center of the porn phenomenon Deep Throat.
  • Low LifeJoaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Renner star in this story of a woman (Cotillard) who immigrates from Poland to the U.S. and is forced to become a prostitute once stateside.

Hit the jump to check out the photos. [Update: We've updated the article with the first images of James Franco as Hugh Hefner in Lovelace]


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In Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, actor Jeremy Renner plays Agent William Brandt, an analyst who is more desk jockey than field agent. When Impossible Missions Force (IMF) operative Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, he is disavowed, along with the rest of the agency, when the President initiates “Ghost Protocol.” Left with only a team of fellow IMF fugitives – including Brandt, Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Jane Carter (Paula Patton) – whose personal motives are unclear, Hunt must find a way to clear the agency’s name and prevent another attack.

At the film’s press day, Jeremy Renner talked about playing a character whose motives may be questionable, how great it is to be a part of such a successful franchise, getting in shape for the physical demands of the role, and how Tom Cruise has helped him prepare for any future action work he’ll have to do. He also talked about currently filming The Bourne Legacy, his work in The Avengers, what attracted him to the James Gray film Low Life, and the process of developing a Steve McQueen biopic. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Jeremy Renner Talks James Gray’s LOW LIFE; Says Steve McQueen Biopic Will Focus More on Personal Aspect than Stunts

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While he was in L.A. to do press for the release of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (in theaters December 16th in IMAX and December 21st on all other screens), Collider got the opportunity to participate in a roundtable with actor Jeremy Renner. Even though we’re holding that portion of the interview until the week of the film’s release, and we already posted what he had to say about his other upcoming franchise films, The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy, we also wanted to share what he had to say about a couple other projects he has on his slate.

In talking about what attracted him to the James Gray period drama Low Life, starring Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix, Renner said it was the opportunity to work with some of the best talent out there, playing a magician in the early 1900′s. He’s also involved in developing a Steve McQueen biopic, that’s more of an inside look at his life then a career retrospective. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard, and Zoe Saldana Circling Guillaume Canet’s BLOOD TIES

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Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard, and Zoe Saldana may star in French actor Guillaume Canet‘s English-language directorial debut, Blood Ties.  According to The Playlist, the film is a remake of 2008′s Les Liens Du Sang, which Canet starred in but did not direct.  The story is set in the 1970s and centers on “two brothers, one a cop, the other a criminal fresh out of the joint.”  Wahlberg’s The Yards and We Own the Night writer-director James Gray is working on the script with Canet, and now Screen Daily reports that Wahlberg is circling the role of the cop (for those keeping track, this would be the fifth time Wahlberg has played a cop.  There’s no word yet on whom Cotillard (who is also Canet’s partner) or Saldana would play, and Canet may co-star as well.

Canet is probably best known to American audiences for his 2006 thriller Tell No One (Ben Affleck is set to direct the US remake), but he’s also directed the Cesar-nominated Mon Idole and Little White Lies.  Gray’s next film, a period drama tentatively titled Low Life and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, and Cotillard is set to start shooting in January.  Hit the jump to check out a trailer for Les Liens Du Sang.

TIFF 2011: PAGE EIGHT, SLEEPING BEAUTY, VIOLET & DAISY, and More Added to Galas and Special Presentations Line-Up

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A task can’t get “more impossible”, but the prospect of seeing everything I want at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival just got more impossible.  We’ve already shown you the incredible line-ups for the Galas & Special Presentations, Real-to-Reel (Documentary), Midnight Madness, Vanguard, TIFF Kids, City to City, Canadian Features, and Canada First! programs. Now even more must-see movies have been thrown into the mix.  TIFF has announced that the spy thriller Page Eight (starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, and Ralph Fiennes) will be the closing night film in the Galas section.  Other films added to Galas and Special Presentations include Sleeping Beauty (starring Emily Browning), Winnie (starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard), Intruders (starring Clive Owen), Violet & Daisy (starring Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel), and more.

Hit the jump to check out the additions to the Galas and Special Presenations line-up.  The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 – 18th.  Click here for all of our TIFF 2011 coverage.

Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner Join James Gray’s LOW LIFE

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Writer/director James Gray (We Own the Night) is currently putting together the cast for his next film, Low Life. Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix are set to star, with Jeremy Renner in negotiations to join the film as well, presumably because he wasn’t too busy already. Deadline reports that the story centers on a woman (Cotillard) who immigrates to America from Poland. During her journey to Ellis Island, she is forced to trade sexual favors for medicine and food to help her ailing sister, then once she arrives in America she falls victim to “a sleazebag” (Phoenix) who advises her to become a prostitute.

Renner is in talks to play Phoenix’s cousin, a charming magician who falls for Cotillard’s character. Filming is poised to begin next year. This marks a comeback of sorts for Phoenix following his sabbatical as a hobo, and it will be his fourth collaboration with Gray. He’s also set to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled religious drama. Cotillard is gearing up to shoot The Dark Knight Rises, and Renner is currently filming The Avengers before he moves on to The Bourne Legacy later this summer.

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