Ford Fits into Film Festival Circuit
The $100-million-plus “Hollywood Homicide” isn’t likely to be remembered as one of Harrison Ford’s better efforts — it made only $30 million at the North American box office — but that won’t stop the star from being on hand when it opens next month’s 29th Deauville Festival of American Cinema on France’s Normandy coast, says the Hollywood Reporter.
The festival will run from Sept. 5-14, which is a week later than its regularly scheduled date. The shift, say organizers, is to avoid competition with the 60th Venice International Film Festival, which is to open Aug. 27 with the premiere of Woody Allen’s “Anything Else,” starring Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci and Allen.
Back in Deauville, the fest will close with actor-director Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River,” starring Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, which screened in competition at Cannes last May but has yet to open stateside.
Three filmmakers will receive tributes during Deauville, says the Reporter. They are “Gladiator” Oscar winner Ridley Scott, who will present his latest, “Matchstick Men,” starring Nicolas Cage, which will also screen out of competition a week earlier at Venice.
Another honoree is James Ivory, who will screen his latest, “Le Divorce,” starring Kate Hudson, and Naomi Watts and veteran “Gigi” (not to be confused with “Gigli”) star Leslie Caron.
The third honoree is “The Hours” Oscar nominee Ed Harris, who will present his movie biography of the abstract painter Jackson Pollock, “Pollock,” which he starred in and directed.