Will Smith Defends Netflix at Heated Cannes Jury Press Conference

The Cannes Film Festival has never had a juror quite like Will Smith, who strode into the Palais to roars of applause that brought to mind the premiere of one of his action movies (think “MIB in Paris”). The star of such popcorn hits as “Independence Day,” “Bad Boys,” and “Suicide Squad” had the crowds

Marion Cotillard missteps in jeans at Cannes

Not even a full day into Cannes Film Festival, and there’s already a candidate for worst-dressed on the Croisette. New mom Marion Cotillard attended a photocall Wednesday for her movie, Ismael’s Ghosts,sporting a surprisingly dressed-down look. The French actress paired a plain white maxi dress with a simple gold necklace and ruffled jeans, which are taken from the fall 2017 collection of Y/Project by Belgian designer Glenn Martens. It’s a curiously casual ensemble for Cotillard, who in past years has rocked chic Alexander McQueen and Maison Martin Margiela minis to the lavish photocalls. Her film, Ismael’s Ghosts, hasn't fared too well with critics, either. The tragic comedy from French auteur Arnaud Desplechin stars James Bond baddie Mathieu Amalric as a filmmaker whose ex-wife (Cotillard) mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, only to resurface years later just as he's moved on to a new woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg). The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw trashed the opening-night selection as "pure, time-wasting silliness," while Deadline's Joe Utichi compared the "atrocious" effort to Nicole Kidman’s similarly panned Grace of Monaco, which kicked off the fest in 2014. Let’s hope Cotillard can redeem herself on the famous red steps of the Palais des Festivals when Ismael's Ghosts has its official premiere Wednesday night.

Ted Bundy’s lawyer thinks Zac Efron is perfect to portray killer

Zac Efron's charming persona and good looks will help him the nail the role of Ted Bundy. At least that is what the serial killer's former lawyer thinks. John Henry Browne, who represented Budy in the 1970's and early 1980's told TMZ that the role of Bundy in the upcoming biopic "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" could make Efron's career — if he does it right. Browne said that the easy part for Efron will be that he's charming and good looking, which made it easy for Bundy to seduce young women. However, the part Efron will have to really get right is capturing the serial killer's "essence of evilness," TMZ reported. "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" is set to start filming on Oct. 9. Bundy was executed in Florida in 1989 after confessing to killing more than two dozen women. Efron has a major role in the upcoming "Baywatch" movie remake alongside Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson due out May 25.

Seth Rogen and his wife think this couple is a ‘better looking version’ of them

This is (sort of) us. Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen are seeing similarities between themselves and another Hollywood couple. 

Cannes screening evacuated in security scare

A Cannes Film Festival screening of “Redoubtable” was briefly evacuated on Saturday over security concerns. A 7:30 p.m. press screening of was held up and festival-goers were prevented from going into the theater or were asked to leave the Palais, Cannes’ main moviegoing hub. French guards weren’t initially forthcoming about the reasons for the evacuation, but there are reports that it took place because a bag was left in the Debussy theater. …

Jessica Chastain To Play Ingrid Bergman

EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Academy Award nominee and Cannes jury member Jessica Chastain will star in Seducing Ingrid Bergman, and she and her Freckle Films has joined YRF Entertainment to produce it. Arash Amel wrote the script, based on the 2012 novel by Chris Greenhalgh which tells the story of the torrid romance between the Casablanca actress and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa. Their relationship began in Paris immediately following WWII, and …