(Cannes) News from the festival.
During a press conference held Friday with the team of Black Flies, a film by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire in the running for the Palme d’Or, Sean Penn described the indifference of the studios towards new concepts – including the artificial intelligence – as “human obscenity”. Giving his full support to American screenwriters, currently on strike, the actor also attacked the association of producers. “The first thing we should demand in this strike is to rename the Producers Guild to properly reflect how it conducts itself. We would rename it the Bankers Guild.” Sean Penn, however, wanted to rectify things with the Variety after the press conference, specifying that he meant rather the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers).
The Fleabag series creator was thrilled to land the role of the lead female character in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. By slipping into the shoes of the archaeologist’s goddaughter, the actress was able to portray a strong character, called upon to play in many action scenes. “I liked the fight scenes even more than I could describe!” “, she said Friday during the press conference of the members of the team. “I was surprised at how liberating it is to throw yourself into something and jump out of a moving tuk-tuk!” »
There was a lot of talk about the Hollywood screenwriters’ strike on Friday, both at the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny team press conference and at the Black Flies press conference. The Hollywood Reporter reports that this work stoppage has an impact until the Cannes Film Festival, where big business is brewing as part of the Film Market. As screenwriters parade with their signs in front of studios in Los Angeles and New York, buyers at Cannes are reportedly hesitant to make deals for projects that no one knows when they will be able to materialize. The Guild of Filmmakers and the Guild of Actors being in solidarity with the screenwriters, several projects under negotiation would thus be on hold.