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Erotic Love Story ’99 Moons’ Attracts First Buyers as Film Premiere in Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Erotic love story “99 Moons,” which has its world premiere in Cannes’ ACID sidebar today, has kicked off international sales. Berlin-based M-Appeal is handling the rights to the…

Director Tarik Saleh on Depicting Tension Between State Security and Religious Power in Egypt in ‘Boy From Heaven’

Swedish/Egyptian director Tarik Saleh is in competition in Cannes with “Boy From Heaven” his second film to delve into the underbelly of modern Egypt — and the Arab…

Mithila Palkar, Jaaved Jaaferi, Siam Ahmed Get ‘In the Ring’ With Muslim Woman Boxer Project (EXCLUSIVE)

India’s Mithila Palkar (Netflix’s “Little Things”) and Jaaved Jaaferi (“Sooryavanshi”) and Bangladesh’s Siam Ahmed (“Shaan”) have joined the cast of “In the Ring (Story of a Burqa Boxer).”…

Alain Attal, Studiocanal Team on Thomas Bidegain’s Survival Thriller Starring Gilles Lellouche, Melanie Thierry (EXCLUSIVE)

Alain Attal, the French producer behind the upcoming $73 million movie “Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom,” is teaming with Studiocanal on Thomas Bidegain’s survival drama “Suddenly,” which…

Movie Adaptation of Bestselling Novel ‘A Whole Life’ Picked Up by Picture Tree Intl. (EXCLUSIVE)

Picture Tree Intl. has acquired international sales on “A Whole Life,” which is based on the bestselling novel by Robert Seethaler, and was adapted for the screen by…

‘Rust’ Set Safety Bills Stall in California Legislature

Two bills intended to strengthen safety on California movie sets stalled in the state legislature on Thursday, after Hollywood unions and major studios failed to agree on the…

‘Hunt’ Review: Trust No One in This Unpredictable Korean Spy-vs.-Spy Game

On Oct. 26, 1979, South Korean president Park Chung-hee was assassinated by the chief of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency — a coup that ended the autocrat’s 16-year…

‘Money Heist Korea’ Trailer Dropped by Netflix Ahead of June Release

A crew of thieves including Tokyo, an ex-soldier, unite under the leadership of a mastermind known as the Professor to plan an unprecedented heist – stealing money yet…

Kirill Serebrennikov Defends His Cannes Premiere as Ukrainian Industry Renews Calls for Russian Boycott

One day after dissident Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Tchaikovsky’s Wife” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, members of the Ukrainian film industry took to the Croisette to call…

‘She-Ra’ Live-Action Amazon Series Sets Nicole Kassell to Direct (EXCLUSIVE)

The “She-Ra” live-action series in development at Amazon has brought on Nicole Kassell to direct, Variety has learned exclusively. Variety previously reported that the show was in early development…

‘Twisted Metal’ Peacock Series Casts Thomas Haden Church

The “Twisted Metal” series at Peacock has cast Thomas Haden Church. Church will star opposite previously announced series leads Anthony Mackie and Stephanie Beatriz. The show is described…

Artists First Names Maggie Haskins as Partner

Maggie Haskins has been added as a partner at management and production company Artists First. Haskins began at Artists First as an intern 12 years ago. Since then,…