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CANNES 2016 Market/France

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Adam Driver for Alfama and Joachim Trier for Memento

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- CANNES 2016: The US actor will star in The Man who Killed Don Quixote by Terry Gilliam, while the Norwegian filmmaker is preparing Thelma

Adam Driver for Alfama and Joachim Trier for Memento
Actor Adam Driver

France’s international sales agents have made two exciting announcements to kick off the second day of the Film Market at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, which got under way yesterday. 

US actor Adam Driver (Best Actor Award at Venice for Hungry Hearts [+see also:
trailer
film focus
interview: Saverio Costanzo
film profile
]
and best known internationally for his role as the villain in Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will play the lead role in The Man who Killed Don Quixote by Terry Gilliam (read the article – the director’s infamously “cursed” project), which is being produced and sold by Paris-based outfit Alfama Films, and should begin filming in September.

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Memento Films International is launching pre-sales for and will co-produce Thelma, the new project by Norway’s Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
, Louder Than Bombs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
), a film revolving around a young woman unaware of the fact that she has been blessed with terrifying powers. The shoot will get going next autumn, with Motlys as executive producer and Sweden’s B-Reel serving as co-producer.

(Translated from French)

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