Weinstein Showcases Films at Cannes
Cannes, France (ap) — The Weinstein Co.’s fall slate of awards contenders will feature a glamorous Grace Kelly, a brawny Nelson Mandela and a mysterious J.D. Salinger.
Harvey Weinstein previewed some of his company’s most anticipated upcoming releases at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. He’s made a habit of such previews, doing the same in 2012 for the Oscar-winning films Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook.
Nicole Kidman, a jury member at the festival, was on hand to introduce footage of Grace of Monaco, in which she stars as Kelly after wedding Prince Rainier III (played by Tim Roth). It looks to be the kind of grand, alluring performance that often leads to an Oscar nomination.
“She has to go to a jury meeting to hopefully decide which of my movies wins the Palme d’Or,” joked Weinstein before Kidman departed.
Weinstein has two films in competition at Cannes: the Bangkok noir Only God Forgives with Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas, and the period film The Immigrant with Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix.