Weekly Wrap: SFIFF, Cannes, Must See Summer Box Office, Casting Updates, Celebs Sell, Brad Pitt

Weekly Wrap: SFIFF, Cannes, Must See Summer Box Office, Casting Updates, Celebs Sell, Brad Pitt

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BOX OFFICE & UPCOMING

– Summer Preview: Anne Thompson’s Must-Sees on Big Screen, Skippable, Must-to-Avoid.

Weekend Preview: Fast Five Pumps Testosterone, Prom Tween Fantasy, 13 Assassins, Cave 3-D, The Arbor.

Spring Fest Mania: Brit Week Meets American Idol, TCM Classics, LAT Fest of Books.

– Todd Phillips Compares The Hangover Parts I & II To The Godfather. Seriously.

– Trailer Watch: Life In A Day Releases July 24, Will Tug Your Heartstrings

– How Rookie Director Tadjedin Made Miramax/Tribeca’s Last Night, Starring Knightley.

FESTIVALS

– SFIFF 54: Keynote speech, Opening Night, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five, Day Six, Day Seven.

Cannes 2011: Les Bien-aimés To Close Festival May 22; Tesson to Head Critics Week; Egypt Tribute, plus Cannes Classics 2011: A Clockwork Orange, Despair, A Bronx Tale, The Conformist, and Tree of Life Debuts in Cannes After All: New Poster, Music.

– Venice Film Fest 2011: Aronofsky to Head Competition Jury.

– Seattle International Film Festival 37: Galas, Tributes and Presentations.

CASTING

Poll:The Lone Ranger: Who Should Ride with Johnny Depp? Armie Hammer or Timothy Olyphant? (Olyphant by a landslide).

The Hunger Games Cast Updates and Picture: Elizabeth Banks, Paula Malcomson Join.

Superman: Man of Steel: Cast Updates and Picture.

CELEBS & LEGENDS

Hollywood Waits for Brad Pitt.

– Interview Watch: Michelle Williams Talks Career, Harrison Ford on CGI, Gabriel Byrne on Catholicism.

– Anne Thompson: Two or Three Things I Know About Harvey Weinstein

– AFI Lifetime Award to Morgan Freeman: Pitt, Hanks, Mirren, Nicholson, Eastwood To Pay Tribute.

– Gregory Peck Gets a Stamp.

AWARDS

– Oscar Watch: 84th Academy Awards Are February 26, 2012; BAFTAs February 12 and Hollywood Foreign Press Association Picks Date for Golden Globes 69.

TELEVISION

BAFTA TV Award Nominations Include Danish The Killing, Mad Men, Glee, Boardwalk Empire.

– Hot Cable Series The Killing, The Borgias, Game of Thrones Boost Breakout Stars.

– Emmy Watch: Which New Scripted Series Will Make It to Emmy Contention? A Rough Ranking.

– HBO’s Game Change Starts Filming with Moore as Palin, Harris as McCain: Cast Pictures, Palin Tweets.

MEDIA

– Celebs Sell: 2010 Ten Bestseller Magazine Covers Led by Sandra Bullock, Dr. Oz and Angelina Jolie.

– Elvis Mitchell Ankles Movieline: Why?

PLUS

– Playbill Gives Jersey Shore the Oscar Wilde Treatment.

– Unite for Japan: Stars Ask for Donations for Post-Tsunami Relief.

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