Everyone’s starting to talk about the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Which films will make the cut, or be ready? We already know that “The Great Gatsby” will open the festival on May 15th– even though the film will screen in New York on May 1st with a premiere and open on May 10th in the U.S. The closing film was just announced, as well–Jerome Salle’s “Zulu” with Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom, shot entirely in South Africa. Alexandre Desplat composed the score. Audrey Tatou will be opening night hostess.
But what else? I can tell you exclusively that at least footage and some kind of presentation will be made for the second chapter of “The Hunger Games,” called “Catching Fire.” This is a good way to get newly crowned Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence into Cannes, along with castmates like Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Toby Jones.