Alec Baldwin & James Toback are Shooting a Secret Film in Cannes?
Wait - what?! They're filming a secret film in Cannes, about Cannes, right now? Apparently it is indeed true. I was sent a link last week to an article on Forbes talking about how Alec Baldwin, who appears in Woody Allen's To Rome with Love (not premiering here), will be in town filming a movie the entire time he's here. Filmmaker James Toback (of Fingers, Love & Money, The Big Bang, Black and White, Tyson) is directing it, he "has an idea", and it's supposedly "a feature or a mocumentary about… the Cannes Film Festival." Very, very interesting. Baldwin has already been spotted in town with Toback, so it's all real. It's happening.
The article on Forbes doesn't seem to have many extra details, as they go on to say that it's a "secret" film being shot in Cannes. "The film crew will be hitting all the big parties and events, and the plot will reveal itself as the whole thing proceeds." I love this festival, and wrote another editorial about my love for it on the way here, so I can understand the desire to capture the craziness while it happens. They start shooting tomorrow, when the fest launches, and the cast will apparently include Neve Campbell, though she isn't in Cannes because she's currently too pregnant to come. They suspect she may play Baldwin's wife in the film.
The paparazzi in Europe are insane, and even though Baldwin just arrived in town this week, they've already snapped shots aplenty. While researching more on this, I found an article on Nice-Matin showing Baldwin with his real fiancée Hilaria Thomas getting a ride from the airport yesterday, May 14th. Who else is in tow? James Toback himself. It's obvious this is really happening, but details are still sparse. Many films have been shot on the French Riviera and in Cannes, but not many (especially with a high profile actor like this) have been made about the fest and the experience. Intrigued to see how it turns out. We'll keep you updated.
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