StudioCanal drops A-List titles on market; slate includes Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba [pictured].
At a busy buyers screening this afternoon in Cannes, StudioCanal announced their involvement on a couple of hot new market titles.
The French giant confirmed that it has boarded Luca Guadagnino’s untitled thriller inspired by French classic La Piscine, which will star Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts, with shoot due in Italy later this year.
Previously announced ‘big budget action film’ Bastille Day has been cast with Idris Elba and Adele Exarchopoulos and will shoot in Paris this summer from director James Watkins.
Watkins and Legend writer-director Brian Helgeland will be in Cannes later this week to talk to select buyers.
Working Title-Tom Hardy thriller Legend about the Kray twins, previously announced by Screen, is due to shoot this summer with Universal on board for a wide US release.
Also recently announced on the slate is Tobias Lindholm title A War.
At the buyers teaser event StudioCanal showed footage of upcoming titles including Paddington, Serena, Macbeth, Man Up, El Nino, Shaun the Sheep, and Stephen Frears’ Untitled Lance Armstrong film.
After the event, StudioCanal CEO Olivier Courson told ScreenDaily that Serena was likely to debut at a major festival later this year.