European elections will see the winners of the 67th Cannes Film Festival announced a day earlier.
The trademark late cascade of US deals emerged on Thursday  as Cannes neared the finish line, led by eOne’s acquisition of US rights to hot market title Diana.
EXCLUSIVE: Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon board Number 9’s drama starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska.
The Weinstein Company, by far the busiest US buyer on the Croisette this year, has snapped up rights to the Keanu Reeves sci-fi romance Passengers.
EXCLUSIVE: The Iron Lady producer Damian Jones is teaming with Pinewood Films’ Steve Christian to produce a biopic of Winnie the Pooh creator AA Milne.
EXCLUSIVE: British director Clio Barnard is in talks to direct Tusk for Origin Pictures.
Hong Kong’s Media Asia has closed a raft of sales on Johnnie To titles Drug War and Blind Detective, as well as selling Wrath Of Vajra to Well Go USA.
EXCLUSIVE: French actress (and star of Amelie) Audrey Tautou has come on board Phantom Boy, the new animated feature by Oscar-nominated directors Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (A Cat In Paris).
The Weinstein Company said on Thursday  that Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny will commence production in March 2014.
EXCLUSIVE: Cannes slate also includes latest films from Abel Ferrara, Larry Clark, Xavier Beauvois, Ken Loach, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Laurent Tirard, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Nicole Garcia.
Exclusive Media is launching sales in Cannes and will screen Nimród Antal’s Metallica Through The Never starring the band and Dane DeHaan from breakout hit Chronicle.
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, and David Thewlis to reprise stage roles in Charlie Kaufman’s animation.
Browse the line-up of films selected for the 66th Cannes Film Festival