Apr 30 2013

Focus adds Marvin Gaye biopic to Cannes slate

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Focus Features International has rounded off its Cannes slate by coming on to handle worldwide sales on director Julien Temple’s untitled Marvin Gaye biopic. Jesse L. Martin stars as Marvin Gaye, alongside Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, Krieps, and Dwight Henry. The film is currently shooting in Luxembourg and Belgium. Focus also announced last week that it will introduce Asif Kapadia’s untitled documentary on the late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse at Cannes. The Focus slate at Cannes this year includes many big names: Mike Leigh’s ‘Kill the Messenger’, about painter J.M.W. Turner; Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’; John Crowley’s ‘Closed Circuit’; Kevin Macdonald’s thriller ‘Black Sea’ with Jude Law starring; and Ruairi Robinson’s Irish produced thriller ‘The Last Days on Mars’, starring Liev Schreiber, which is world-premiering in the Directors’ Fortnight.

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SOURCE: http://www.iftn.ie

Focus Features International has rounded off its Cannes slate by coming on to handle worldwide sales on director Julien Temple’s untitled Marvin Gaye biopic. Jesse L. Martin stars as Marvin Gaye, alongside Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, Krieps, and Dwight Henry. The film is currently shooting in Luxembourg and Belgium. Focus also announced last week that it will introduce Asif Kapadia’s untitled documentary on the late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse at Cannes. The Focus slate at Cannes this year includes many big names: Mike Leigh’s ‘Kill the Messenger’, about painter J.M.W. Turner; Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’; John Crowley’s ‘Closed Circuit’; Kevin Macdonald’s thriller ‘Black Sea’ with Jude Law starring; and Ruairi Robinson’s Irish produced thriller ‘The Last Days on Mars’, starring Liev Schreiber, which is world-premiering in the Directors’ Fortnight.

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