On 2.18 Screen Daily ran a Cannes 2010 spitball piece, speculating on several titles that seemed likely to play at the 63rd annual fest. Now the Indiewire team (Brian Brooks, Eugene Hernandez, Peter Knegt, Sophia Savage, Nigel Smith, Basil Tsiokos) has posted more or less the same deal, albeit with interesting additions.
Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins during filming of Woody Allen‘s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger.
Their coolest speculative selection by far is Doug Liman‘s Fair Game, about the Valerie Plame-Joseph Wilson-Karl Rove scandal which jolted the Bush presidency and brought down poor Scooter Libby. Brooks feels it has “more than a fair chance of debuting in Cannes.” Leading costars include Sean Penn and Naomi Watts (also in Woody Allen‘s Cannes-bound You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger).
Other new Cannes suppositions are Clint Eastwood‘s Hereafter, Guillame Canet‘s Little White Lies, Cam Archer‘s Shit Year, Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete (most likely another bullshit genre wallow) and Susanne Bier‘s The Revenge.
The official Cannes 2010 lineup will begin to be announced on 4.15. Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood has already been announced as the opener.Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps is also expected to show.
The repeats from the Screen Daily list include Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Biutiful, Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan, Terrence Malick‘s The Tree Of Life, John Cameron Mitchell‘s Rabbit Hole, Sofia Coppola‘s Somewhere, Jodie Foster‘s The Beaver, Bruce Robinson‘s The Rum Diary, Oren Peli‘s Area 51, David O. Russell‘s The Fighter, Julie Taymor‘s The Tempest, Peter Weir‘s The Way Back, Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables, and Julio Medem‘s Room In Rome.
Possible British submissions include Stephen Frears‘ Tamara Drewe, Mike Leigh‘s Another Year, Kevin Macdonald‘s Eagle Of The Ninth, David Mackenzie‘s The Last Word, and Peter Mullan‘s Neds.
Likely French entries include Julian Schnabel‘s Miral, Bertrand Tavernier‘s The Princess Of Montpensier, Jean-Luc Godard‘s Socialisme, Bertrand Blier‘s The Clink Of Ice, Isabelle Czajka‘s Living On Love Alone, Rachid Bouchareb‘s Hors-La-Loi, Lola Doillon‘s Sous Ton Emprise and Julie Bertucelli‘s The Tree.
Possible Asian submissions include Johnnie To‘s Death Of A Hostage (Hong Kong), Takashi Miike‘s Thirteen Assassins (Japan), and Im Sang-soo‘s The Housemaid (Korea).
And from Canada, the possible appearance of Xavier Dolan‘s Love, Imagined.