This sounds virtually confirmed to me… and the chauffeurs LOVE the date May 23rd. Full circle – it charts.
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Our friends over at Cinema Teaser have alerted us to a couple of interesting new release date announcements. According to Le Film Francais (which is essentially like a French version of Variety) Jacques Audiard’s “Rust And Bone” and David Cronenberg‘s “Cosmopolis” have been given May 17th and May 23rd release dates respectively, putting them right in the middle of the Cannes Film Festival. At this point, premieres for both films seems like a certainty.
In the case of “Cosmopolis,” before the end of the year, David Cronenbergtold us that he was finishing the sound mix for the film (which pretty much means it’s nearing the finish line), while producer Gregoire Melin told Cineuropa last month that he is “counting on” the film showing up on the Croisette. Now with a release date pegged, it seems all the pieces are lining up. David Cronenberg hasn’t been back to Cannes since “A History Of Violence” in 2005, so they’ll be glad to have him back.