Magazine article Screen International

Croisette-Set Comedy Cannes Cancelled

Magazine article Screen International

Croisette-Set Comedy Cannes Cancelled

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Adrien Brody was due to star as a beleaguered director attending the Cannes Film Festival.

French director Christopher Thompson's upcoming Croisette-set comedy Cannes, set to star Adrien Brody, has been cancelled just two weeks ahead of its scheduled shoot on the French Riviera.

Brody was set to star as a beleaguered director attending the festival with his wife alongside an ensemble cast featuring Golshifteh Farahani, Gael Garcia Bernal, Emmanuelle Seigner, André Dussollier, Xavier Demolon, Alex Lutz and Ana Giradot.

Thompson had hoped to set and shoot the film against the backdrop of this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The shoot was scheduled to start in Cannes on April 17, the eve of the Cannes Film Festival's press conference in Paris to announce its Official Selection, and continue through to the festival in May.

Thompson announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday, however, that the production had been cancelled at the eleventh hour.

"The production of Cannes with Brody, Seigner, Farahani, A Giradot, Garcia Bernal, Demolon, Dussolier and Lutz. …

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