Cannes Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

New films by Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke and Michel Hazanavicius will be among the competitors for the Palme d’Or at the 70th Cannes Film Festival next month. (NYT)

‘Triple Frontier’ Loses Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy, And It’s Studio Home

Triple Frontier is a film that has been through several development convulsions, and now Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy have dropped out of the movie. It has also lost its studio home at Paramount, shoving it unceremoniously back into limbo. (EMP)

Netflix Lands ‘Alex Strangelove’ From ‘Wilson’ Director Craig Johnson

Netflix continues to add to its film chest, as the studio has acquired the rights to Craig Johnson’s Alex Strangelove with Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films on board to produce. (VAR)

Scott Aversano Negotiating To Join 20th Century Fox As Exec VP Production

Scott Aversano is expected to be hired by 20th Century Fox as exec VP production. While his hiring comes after Mark Roybal left the studio, Aversano’s deal had been in the offing since before Roybal’s decision to leave.  (DH)

‘Labyrinth’ Reboot Signs ‘Don’t Breathe’s’ Fede Alvarez To Direct

Helmer Fede Alvarez will direct TriStar’s Labyrinth reboot.  Nicole Perlman was initially brought aboard to supply the screenplay, Alvarez is bringing in scribe Jay Basu to co-write the film with him. (CS)

Amazon Developing Two Children’s Series With The Roots

The streamer is developing an animated children’s series tentatively called South Street Sounds and a live-action kids show with the Grammy-winning hip-hop band. (THR)

‘The Arrangement’ Renewed For Season 2

E! announced that the network’s second scripted drama, The Arrangement has been renewed for Season 2. (TVL)

SSN Original: Hollywood’s Gadget Gift Lounges

In this new series for SSN, we bring you the brands who work with Hollywood’s top producers of gift lounges, whose products have impressed or intrigued us. (SSN)

The Continuing (and Relevant) Legacy Of ‘The Fast And The Furious’

Furious 7 helped Universal to establish a brand new record for global grosses with $353 million in domestic ticket sales and over $1.1 billion in the rest of the world, for a total of over a billion and a half. (TB)

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