Trade Breaks: Oceans, Takedowns, Dreams

“Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Thirteen” will make its international bow at Cannes, screening out of competition. The studio and fest have yet to determine a date for the gala screening, with hopes that as many of the pic’s lead actors can attend. Cannes official lineup will be announced April 19th…” (full details)

“GreeneStreet Films will produce “Takedowns”, Kevin Sullivan (“Guess Who,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”) is set to direct. Story centers on the deaf grappler who grows up in a tough Bronx neighborhood to take a shot at a college wrestling career and the Olympics. Scribe Patrick Aison is penning the screenplay. Production begins later this year…” (full details)

“Director Marshall Curry (“Street Fight”) is planning two new nonfiction features: “Racing Dreams” tracks three junior high school-age “extreme kart racers” through the World Karting Assn.’s Rage Karts Speedway Pavement Series, a training ground for NASCAR hopefuls. “If a Tree Falls,” a self-financed project shot by Curry during the past year, follows controversial environmental activist Daniel McGowan after his arrest and plea bargain for committing arson…” (full details)