On Friday evening at the
CHEAT SHEET: Cannes Film Festival 2013 trailers
Weinstein Co. also showed trailers or scenes from
Elicting one of the strongest reactions was “Salinger,” whose material suggested a mystery about why the "Catcher in the Rye" author stopped writing (and, for that matter, whether he really did). Joyce Maynard, Edward Norton and the playwright John Guare are among those making appearances to shed light on the matter.
Kidman was on hand to promote “Grace of Monaco. The actress told reporters she "got to know Grace very very well" in making the film, then unveiled footage that showed everything from tired icon to fiery iconoclast. (Kidman is on the Cannes competition jury, prompting Weinstein to quip that he hoped she’d be leaving to vote for one of his movies.)
The trailer for “August: Osage County,” a family drama starring Meryl Streep and
Weinstein has held an upfront of sorts for the past several years at Cannes, whetting reporters’ appetites and offering signals about the company’s highest priorities. In the July-December period this year, Weinstein has as many contenders as he's had in years.
The mogul rounded out the presentation with material from “Mandela,” bringing an assortment of people from the cast and crew, including stars