One of many largest movies to premiere on the Cannes Movie Competition, out and in of competitors, has been Todd Haynes’ Might December, which stars Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman.
After having its premiere over the weekend and gathering slightly optimistic preliminary critiques, Deadline stories that Netflix has acquired the rights to distribute it in North America for $11M, the most important quantity at any Cannes public sale this 12 months. CAA Media Finance and UTA Impartial Group are closing the deal, with Rocket Science brokering worldwide rights.
Might December follows Natalie Portman as an actress who’s learning the interplay between a married couple, performed by Julianne Moore and Charles Melton, 20 years after they have been on the heart of a nationwide tabloid scandal, when it was uncovered that Moore’s character had seduced a 13-year-old. Whereas she served time for it, the 2 later bought married. The movie explores the dynamic between the 2 of them, years later, when a 3rd occasion begins to mess with the established steadiness.
This marks the newest collaboration between Haynes and Moore after 2002’s a number of Oscar nominee Far From Heaven. To date, the movie has a 88% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, based mostly on 34 critiques; it acquired an 8-minute standing ovation after its premiere on Saturday. It’s in competitors for the Palme d’Or.
Different high-profile tasks to have premiered at Cannes up to now embody Wes Anderson’s Asteroid Metropolis and Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Curiosity, each of that are additionally in competitors, in addition to HBO’s miniseries The Idol and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon. All of them have their distribution rights sorted out already, with Focus Options dealing with Asteroid Metropolis, A24 releasing The Zone of Curiosity (which might very properly take house the Palme d’Or and is already a possible Oscar competitor alongside Scorsese’s newest), and Paramount releasing Killers of the Flower Moon in October earlier than it’s out there to stream on Apple TV Plus.
No launch date has been set for Might December.
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish scholar that has films as his second ardour in life. His favourite film of all time is The Lord of the Rings, however he’s additionally an enormous Star Wars fan. Nonetheless, fantasy films should not his solely cup of tea, as authors like Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he began to grasp the language of filmmaking. He’s that man who will watch a black and white film, simply because it’s in black and white.