And they keep on comin’. The Cannes movies are beginning to show their feathers in advance of making their world premieres next week, and with new pics dropping for both “Only God Forgives” and “The Bling Ring” already, here are some more sneak peeks.
First up is probably one of the hottest titles unspooling on the Croisette, the Coens’ highly anticipated “Inside Llewyn Davis.” With an Oscar ready release date locked down, this is one prognosticators will all have their eye on, but even if it weren’t gunning for gold, there are plenty of reasons to dig this one. Besides anything the Coens do being worthy of attention, ‘Inside’ brings together a cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman and Adam Driver to tell a story set in the milieu of the folk music scene of the ’60s. We’re sure the Coens will find a few quirky characters along the way.
Meanwhile, another American favorite headed to France is Alexander Payne with his black-and-white “Nebraska.” We got a first look yesterday, and now there’s a few more snaps have arrived, giving us a further peek at Bruce Dern and Will Forte in the story of an aging alcoholic father, who thinks he’s won a million dollar Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes prize, who hits the road with his estranged son to pick up the winnings. We’re hoping for another dose of humor and heart from Payne.
Check out the pics below and on page 2 (including a couple previous b&w ‘Llewyn’ pics, now in color). Verdicts from Cannes will be in soon….