Quick News: French, Rhythm, Firefly, Spiral

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson’s long-awaited feature “The French Dispatch” has been confirmed as having its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in July.

Searchlight has yet to set a release date for the film which stars the likes of Timothee Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody and Bill Murray. [Source: Variety]

Fascinating Rhythm
Lionsgate has won the rights to “Fascinating Rhythm,” a musical drama produced by Irwin Winkler and Martin Scorsese and inspired by the life and works of composer George Gershwin.

“Once” helmer Joe Carney co-writes and directs the film about a young woman’s magical journey through past and present New York City. The project will be produced in co-operation with the Gershwin family. [Source: Lionsgate]

Firefly Lane
Netflix has picked up a second season of the drama series “Firefly Lane” starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke and centering on their decades-spanning friendship.

The show racked up 49 million views

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