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    Gilles Jacob Stepping Down As Cannes President

    A week ahead of opening night of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, festival president Gilles Jacob has announced he will step down from his post in 2015 -- that's 38 years after joining the festival in 1977.

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    Cannes: New Photos From Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Starring Berenice Bejo; 'Blood Ties' & 'Jimmy P'

    Yes, the goodies from the Cannes Film Festival keep coming today. Earlier we had new snaps from "Only God Forgives," "The Bling Ring," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Nebraska" and come pics from a few more movies looking to grab some attention in the south of France. So let's get to it:

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    Cannes Preview: Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' in Black-and-White (and Color?)

    The first official image from "Nebraska," Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" follow-up starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte. The film will compete for the Palme d'Or at Cannes later this month.

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    Cannes-Bound FilmNation Expands with $50 Million Bank Infusion

    Heading into the Cannes Film Festival market this May is FilmNation Entertainment, led by respected CEO Glen Basner. In just five years, the ex-Weinstein Co. exec has built FilmNation into a leading film sales and production company, and just raised a $50 million capital fusion with an equity-backe...

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    Cannes Posts Quinzaine Trailer (VIDEO)

    The opening night of the Cannes' Director's Fortnight, or Quinzaine, is Ari Folman's "The Congress," a live-action-animated feature starring Robin Wright and Danny Huston (my interview with Folman is coming up). Check out the annual trailer for the two-week Cannes sidebar.

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    Big Year Ahead for TWC's Festival Darling 'Fruitvale Station' (See New Poster)

    The first poster for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Fruitvale Station" has been unveiled. TWC's indie drama has already proven to be a festival darling, as the film will screen in Cannes' Un Certain Regard sidebar, before the film hits theaters July 12.

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    Casting Watch: Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline Head to Paris for 'My Old Lady'

    Protagonist Pictures announced today that Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith will star in the Paris-set dramedy "My Old Lady," the feature directorial debut of Israel Horovitz, who adapted the film from his play. Protagonist will take the film to international buyers at Cannes next week.

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    New Pics & Poster For 'The Bling Ring'; First Review Says The Film Casts "A Lovely Spell"

    Young people doing bad things seems to be a theme at the movies in 2013. During the spring we saw what happens when kids get rowdy, in "21 & Over" and Harmony Korine's cautionary tale of the American Dream, "Spring Breakers." The teen trouble will continue this summer as Sofia Coppola drops "The Bli...

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    Critics Aren't Dazzled By 'Gatsby': A Recap of the Reviews So Far

    A handful of reviews are in for "The Great Gatsby," which opens in just a few days on May 10 and kicks off the Cannes Film Festival on May 15. Pushed back six months from its original December release, Baz Luhrmann's glimmering 3D adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel has garnered as m...

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