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IFC Films Buys Cristian Mungiu’s ‘R.M.N.’ Ahead of Cannes Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to “R.M.N.,” the new film from acclaimed writer, director and producer Cristian Mungiu, ahead of its world premiere in Cannes this…

Bleecker Street Buys Emma Mackey’s Emily Brontë Biopic From Frances O’Connor

Bleecker Street has bought the U.S. rights for writer-director Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, “Emily,” which tells the story of author Emily Brontë’s real-life romance in the lead up…

U.S. Agencies Court International Distributors as Market Consolidation Puts Domestics in Disarray

As the global film industry emerges from the worst of the pandemic — and wide-ranging consolidation in the U.S. puts studio and streaming strategies in disarray — representatives…

Alexander Skarsgard, Dane DeHaan Starring in ‘The Tiger’ From Ukrainian Director Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

Alexander Skarsgard will star in “The Tiger” as the leader of a group of men tasked with protecting the endangered cats from poachers and loggers. The actor recently…

‘Lamb’ Director Valdimar Jóhannsson Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

Icelandic filmmaker Valdimar Jóhannsson, who made his feature directorial debut with “Lamb,” has signed with CAA, Variety can reveal. Jóhannsson made a splash last year with the Noomi Rapace-led “Lamb,”…

Kerry Washington, Delroy Lindo to Star in Onyx Collective Comedy Series ‘Unprisoned’

Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo are set to star in a new comedy series set up at Onyx Collective on Hulu, Variety has learned. The series is titled “Unprisoned”…

Un Certain Regard Title ‘Harka,’ From ’12 O’Clock Boys’ Helmer Lotfy Nathan, Unveils First Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

U.S. director Lotfy Nathan, best known for his acclaimed debut documentary “12 O’Clock Boys,” is making his feature directorial debut with “Harka.” Screening as part of the Cannes…

‘This Is Us’ Writer Kay Oyegun’s ABC Pilot Adds Five to Cast

ABC’s untitled drama pilot from “This Is Us” and “Queen Sugar” writer Kay Oyegun has cast Sendhil Ramamurthy, Johnny Simmons, Rachel Hilson, Demitrius Grosse and Rahnuma Panthaky. The…

Taraji P. Henson in Talks to Produce and Star in ‘Queenie’ for BET Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

Taraji P. Henson’s new overall deal at BET Studios is already paying dividends, with Henson in talks to produce and star in “Queenie,” a new series about Stephanie…

Range Media Partners and European Financier Anton Team for International Film Slate

European producer-financier Anton and global talent management outfit Range Media Partners are teaming up for a development slate of European feature films. The creative strategic alliance comes as…

Emily Blunt to Star in Criminal-Conspiracy Film ‘Pain Hustlers’ From David Yates

Emily Blunt will star in “Pain Hustlers,” a criminal-conspiracy film directed by “Fantastic Beasts” helmer David Yates that will be introduced to buyers at Cannes. From a script…

From ‘La Bamba’ to Bad Bunny: CAA’s Bruno Del Granado on How Latin Music Conquered America

Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny, Maluma … all are on a first-name basis with Bruno Del Granado, head of the global Latin music touring group…