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Cannes Lineup: Veteran Auteurs, Newcomers and Awards Hopefuls; Who Missed the Cut?

Speculation about what would play at the 67th Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) has been rampant. Well, now we know. Some movies that weren't finished or didn't make the cut will wind up in Venice or the fall film festivals. What we will see in the Official Selection of 49 titles (out of 1800 submissions) announced Thursday by Thierry Fremaux is a mix of established auteur perennials who keep coming back to competition lineup, year after year.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 17, 2014 9:33 AM
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'Foxcatcher,' Starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, Reportedly Set to Premiere at Cannes

Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which at one point was set to premiere at last year's AFI FEST and be part of the Oscar season, will reportedly have its world premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, which opens with another movie pulled from Oscar season contention, Nicole Kidman vehicle "Grace of Monaco."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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AFI FEST Seeks Replacement for Opening Weekend Gala as 'Foxcatcher' Falls Out

The good news for the AFI FEST (November 7-14) is that it often lands late-finishers in the Oscar derby. The bad news is that they sometimes don't finish. That's what happened with Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which was scheduled for the festival's high-profile opening weekend Friday gala on November 8. Opening night is "Saving Mr. Banks" and closing is "Inside Llewyn Davis," but AFI had hoped to world premiere the Sony Pictures Classics release, which will now benefit from further tinkering before SPC opens the film, not on December 20, but in 2014.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 27, 2013 1:59 PM
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Another Possible Oscar Contender Falls Out of 2013 Lineup (TEASER)

Sony Pictures Classics has announced that the release of Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" will be pushed back to 2014. In a statement, Sony Pictures Classics "supports the decision of the filmmakers to allow for more time to finish the film."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 26, 2013 10:28 PM
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Indie Film Producer Jon Kilik Challenges Spielberg, Lucas and Soderbergh in IFP Speech

Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" coming out in November and December. In a keynote speech at IFP on September 15 in NYC, the prolific producer delivered challenging remarks about the current state of film.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 18, 2013 3:05 PM
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First Look: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell in New Images from 'Foxcatcher'

Two new stills from Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller's ("Capote," "Moneyball") upcoming "Foxcatcher" have arrived. The images feature Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and a scarily unrecognizable Steve Carell.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 5, 2013 1:26 PM
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AFI FEST 2013 Opens with 'Saving Mr. Banks' and Closes with 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' More Early Details

The American Film Institute has announced early details of its AFI FEST 2013 program. The North American Premiere Gala of Disney’s "Saving Mr. Banks" will open the festival on Thursday, November 7. The Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" will close the festival on November 14.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 4, 2013 9:00 AM
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Sony Pictures Classics Books Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' for Holidays

Word was that Sony Pictures Classics was releasing "Foxcatcher," Bennett Miller's follow-up to Sony/Columbia's Best Picture nominee "Moneyball," and so it turns out to be. SPC will open the film for Oscar consideration on December 20. Sony's Columbia Pictures co-financed the film with Annapurna Pictures' Megan Ellison ("Zero Dark Thirty"), who produced the film with Anthony Bregman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 15, 2013 8:27 PM
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