The Host Making Waves at Cannes

TheHostPBAccording to Variety:

“Inferno Entertainment has nearly pre-sold all international territories for Stephenie Meyer’s pic “The Host,” one of the hot titles at this year’s Cannes market.

Pic, helmed by Andrew Niccol (who also adapted the screenplay of Meyer’s tome), is produced by Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Nick Wechsler and Meyer while Inferno’s Marc Butan, Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson are exec-producers. Roger Schwartz serves as co-producer.

Producers are financing the pic with Inferno, which kicked off sales with a bang in Cannes last week. Meyer descended upon the Croisette to meet with buyers. The efforts proved worthwhile as pic had bidding wars in multiple territories all keen to get their hands on the next project from the woman behind the “Twilight” cash cow.

Pic is eyeing a January start date.”

See more on Variety

Twilight Stars Pitching Projects Like Crazy in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival is THE film festival by which all others pale. It’s power brokers, see and be seen, splashy film debuts, early OSCAR buzz…you name it.

Well there are multiple projects being pitched in Cannes over the next two weeks or so that are in some way connected to Twilight actors and Stephenie Meyer. Cannes is where they hope to garner interest for financial backing, distribution and more.

So here goes the list which has been changing like crazy, it’s the most Twilight connected Cannes list I’ve seen in three years!

Peter Facinelli’s Loosies

Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene A Warrior’s Heart (filmed just post filming of Twilight before Twilight hit theaters)

Alex Meraz City of Gardens

Jackson Rathbone The Idiot (Jackson’s name was just attached to this film today!)

Michael Sheen Midnight in Paris (a Woody Allen film, and film debut)

Bryce Dallas Howard Restless (film debut)

Stephenie Meyer The Host

***Will be updated as more comes in

The Twilight Cannes Connection

The world famous Cannes Film Festival will be hosting a variety of films that Twilight stars have worked on in their off time from Twilight filming. Here’s the rundown.

Gil Birmingham: Love Ranch

Kristen Stewart: Welcome to the Rileys

Mike Welch: Unrequited

Tinsel Korey: Stained

Robert Pattinson Meets Sharon Stone

Popsugar has a caption contest going for this photo.

Maybe, “As a matter of fact they call me cougar killer?”

Video: Robert Pattinson Auction

Via Robert Pattinson Online:

Robert Pattinson Up For Bid

Rob auctioned himself off for a good cause today, the AIDS charity amfAR. The late Natasha Richardson was their spokesperson for over 15 years and was a member of their board of trustees until her untimely death earlier this year.

According to ET:

“The vampy leading man was auctioned off today in Cannes for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 Cocktail Party. The bidding got so high that Pattinson was split between two bidders, who each paid $20,000 for the chance to meet, greet and win a kiss on the cheek from the ‘Twilight’ idol.”

For more details see ET, and for information on the work that amfAR does click here.

Robert Pattinson: What’s He Doing

In all the flurry of the Cannes coverage, it’s really easy to lose track of just what Rob is promoting, because aside from New Moon, he has lots going on. So, here’s the run down:

Remember Me
Allen Coulter
Release Date:
February 12, 2010
Studio: Summit
Official description: “Infused with humor and romance, “Remember Me” tells the unforgettable love story of two young people who learn how important it is to love passionately and live loudly everyday of one’s life.”

Unbound Captive
Madeline Stowe
Release Date:
Studio: Hyde Park Intl. and Endeavor Independent,
Description:A woman whose husband is killed and her two children kidnapped by a Comanche war party in 1859. She is rescued by a frontiersman.”

Bel Ami
Declan Donnellan
Release Date:
Studio: Redwave films
Description: From the Guy de Maupassant (pronounced Gee Day Mow-pahs-aunt) novela, the story chronicles Georges Duroy’s corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-NCO to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses.

Rob’s also been at a variety of red carpet events and parties. Check out Hit Fix’s gallery. They have one of the better collections.

Brad Pitt vs. Robert Pattinson

Extra TV wants to know who is sexier down at Cannes: Brad or Rob? I mean let’s face it, on name pronunciation alone Robert ( Rob-bare)  vs. Brad (well…Brad…and it sounds like they are coughing up bad food when they say it) Rob should easily win. Plus, is it just us, or does Brad look like he took a suit from the Fantasy Island collection and then grabbed a random scarf and shoes for the heck of it.

Vote here, and then you can also send thema video reply.

Robert Pattinson Interviewed in Cannes

Another great clip here from UK TV

Via Robert Pattinson Online

Robert Pattinson Confirms His Breaking Dawn Interest

Robert Pattinson spoke to the Hollywood Reporter in Cannes saying,

“Robert Pattinson, who shot to stardom in “Twilight” and is now filming the second and third movies in the franchise, confirmed Tuesday in Cannes that there will be a fourth installment of the vampire franchise based on the book “Breaking Dawn.”

Pattinson told The Hollywood Reporter that he is committed to starring in the final outing to date but doesn’t know when backers Summit Entertainment will begin production because of the actor’s jam-packed shooting schedule.”

Keep in mind that we know the script has not yet been written, and with the Olympics being in Vancounver this winter followed immediately by the Eclipse PR blitz for the June 30th Eclipse release, we don’t know that they could film this before summer 2010.

Popsugar has a video of Rob at the photo call. It makes you wonder if someone just randomly shouting out “Yo Bob!” or “Hey Dude” might have a better shot of attracting Rob’s attention.