Cannes News: Almodovar, Pompeii, Vivaldi

“Pedro Almodovar’s production company El Deseo announced Wednesday it has started production on a docudrama about the discovery of the tomb of El Senor de Sipan, the ruler of ancient Peru’s ruins, after acquiring exclusive audiovisual rights to the archeological dig. Documentary specialist Jose Manuel Novoa will direct the film…” (full details)

“Summit Entertainment’s Roman Polanski Roman epic “Pompeii”; Focus Features’ Coen brothers’ drama “Burn After Reading”; the Fernando Meirelles-directed “Blindness”; and Jan de Bont’s action film “Stopping Force” are stirring up a lot of heat at Cannes…” (full details)

“Celsius Entertainment will serve as international sales agent for Boris Damast’s biopic “Vivaldi,” starring Joseph Fiennes as the composer. Filming begins this Fall with Gerard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset, Lena Headey, Zuleikha Robinson and Elle Fanning…” (full details)