* As the Cannes Film Festival prepares to unveil its line-up later this week, organisers have revealed the poster for this year’s event. A throwback of note, the design is based on a photogram taken from Federico Fellini’s 8½, which was presented in the Official Selection in 1963, and features the irrepressible star of Fellini’s masterpiece, Marcello Mastroianni.
* The trailer for Gone Girl, one of the much anticipated books-into-movies coming out this year, has been released. In it, we see scenes of Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, facing suspicion he killed his wife (Rosamund Pike). The movie, based on the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn and directed by David Fincher, is due out in October. Meanwhile, Fincher, who was supposed to be making a Steve Jobs film, with his The Social Network cohorts Aaron Sorkin and Scott Rudin, is now out of the project, because it appears he wanted too much. Seems a pity.
* It’s been confirmed the Ultimate Warrior, aka James Hellwig, died because of cardiovascular disease.
* Dan Auerbach has been busy producing other musicians’ albums but his own work as the Grammy-winning rock duo The Black Keys isn’t being neglected. The second single off their upcoming album, Turn Blue, is a slow-burning bit of melancholy, produced by Danger Mouse.
* Fargo, the TV series inspired by the beloved Coen Brothers movie and starring Billy Bob Thornton, makes its debut on Tuesday night, and from what the previews suggest, it should be worth the trip down memory lane.
[Pic courtesy: The Cannes Film Festival]