Cinephile Christmas is just a couple of months away. We’ve already crossed our fingers on the 20 Films We Hope To See At The 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and while there have been no official announcements yet, as always, rumors are starting to fly. Earlier this week, it was reported that Jodie Foster‘s “Money Monster” starring George Clooney would hit the Croisette, and now a flood of new rumored titles has arrived.
According to Le Parisien, set to screen this year at Cannes will be Steven Spielberg‘s “The BFG” (Out Of Competition), Shane Black‘s “The Nice Guys” starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe (Midnight Screening), Woody Allen’s latest starring Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Jesse Eisenberg and Steve Carell which is apparently called “Café Society” (Out Of Competition), Sean Penn‘s “The Last Face” starring Charlize Theron, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Jean Reno (Competition), and Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” (Competition).
As per usual, Terrence Malick remains a question a mark though “Voyage Of Time” might be there (recently surfaced stills from the movie suggest it could be getting near the finish line). Meanwhile, word is that Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” won’t be ready in time, and recently, Variety reported that James Gray‘s “The Lost City Of Z” wouldn’t be finished either, as it’s still in the early stages of post-production.
None of this is gospel of course, and anything can happen and change over the next couple months. And it should be noted that last year, there were exactly five Hollywood movie premieres on the Cannes slate: “The Sea Of Trees,” “Sicario,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Irrational Man,” and “Inside Out.” So, if all the aforementioned rumored titles make it in, you likely won’t seen any further American productions beyond that.
Thoughts? Any movies you’re hoping will make the cut? Let us know in the comments section.