Quick News: Cannes, Manodrome, Strangers, League

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

2021 Cannes Film Festival
2021 Cannes jury president Spike Lee has selected the jury to help him select the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s festival – Maggie Gyllenhaal, Song Kang-ho, Tahar Rahim, Melanie Laurent, Mati Diop, Mylene Farmer, Jessica Hausner and Kleber Mendonca Filho. The eight jurors will pick the winners of the competition slate to be announced in a ceremony on July 17th. [Source: The Playlist]

Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody and Riley Keough are set to star in John Trengove’s nihilistic thriller “Manodrome” which will be unveiled at the Cannes virtual market. Keough, Gina Gammell and Ryan Zacarias are producing.

Eisenberg plays an Uber driver and aspiring bodybuilder who is inducted into a libertarian masculinity cult and loses his grip on reality when his repressed desires are awakened. [Source: THR]

Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”) has set a cameo role in “Thor: Love and Thunder” writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s Hitchock-ian dark comedy “Strangers” on

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