Weinsteins and more at Cannes
May 13th, 2011
05:50 PM ET

Weinsteins and more at Cannes

Things have been hopping at the Cannes Film Festival.

Variety reports that The Weinstein Company has picked up the U.S. rights to the Margaret Thatcher biopic, "The Iron Lady." The film, which stars Meryl Streep, will be the second collaboration between Streep and her "Mamma Mia!" director, Phyllida Lloyd.

The movie will also co-star Jim Broadbent as Thatcher's husband, Denis.

"Having worked with both Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, I know that they are without peer as film actors," Harvey Weinstein said. "Even so, I was absolutely blown away by what I saw of their performances as Margaret and Denis Thatcher. Phyllida is doing an incredible job."

Meanwhile, day three was a bit overcast, but the weathered didn't  dampen the revelry on the Riviera.

Uma Thurman, Owen Wilson, and Vanessa Hudgens were spotted Thursday  night at a Calvin Klein party on the beach across from the legendary Martinez Hotel, while Lady Gaga rehearsed on stage along the Croisette. International deejay David Guetta was seen spinning into the wee hours at Baoli.

Friday’s film screenings include  "Habemus Papam" by Nanni Moretti, "Polisse" by French film director Maiwenn, and "Wu Xia" by Chinese director Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Duran Duran is rumored to be performing at a private event at the legendary VIP room.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Michael Calaizzo-Wynnewood

    U guys are crazy.

    May 16, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tripod

    @N. Lloyd is a bad person. I agree. Unreal persistence.

    May 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @N

    hey everyone.cant believe llyod he is such a brat.if he loved his mom so much he would of gotton off CNN & do her a long time ago but no he had to be a b!otch.@llyod wat are u even doin here!?!nobody likes you.

    May 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. run baby run

    U guys r all crazy

    May 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Just Wondering

    I watching Flight of the Phoenix and I was wondering, are they any gay muslins?

    May 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lloyd Christmas

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    May 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
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  11. Lloyd Christmas

    FYI ya’ll Vee is the same person as Sunshine Girl, B lo me, twisted, head diva in charge, Yo!!, I am batman, @N and a few others yet to be exposed… careful out there

    May 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Beautiful Vixen

    @Sunshine Girl..you and b lo me do that fake email address like I said if you really want to talk and be friends but also wait until the blogs slow down to do so. Hmm I think Chrstmas Lloyd is sleeping, after all he had a busy day and god only knows he is just resting for tomorrow...lmao. Night

    May 15, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. @Lloyd Christmas

    Not even dude! Your such a fool and so d*mn gullable. I think your a chicknot a dude. Back door banger. 1/2 and 1/2 maybe? What part of poop is it you like? The smell or the taste? You are nothing better than a hot steaming smelly turd.

    May 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @ BV~

    I agree w/you on that he/she is just a troublemaker. Nothing better to do I guess. Well no rain here in West Texas. Hot. Dry. Windy. At least yall get some relief. Hope your w/e is good too. I take advantage of them by resting. Too much to do during the week. How about you? How was your bbq contest after all? Getting my a/c fixed this week. Thank God! Well thanks for your concern. Have a very nice w/e and try and stay dry. I know Tennessee is flooded out. Please be safe! Sunshine Girl *~HS~

    May 14, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lloyd Christmas

    You're exposed!!!

    May 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. @Sunshine Girl*

    I don't believe what Lloyd Christmas is saying. The blogs are slow today and he is just starting trouble (maybe to bring people out..lol). I'm sure I will be his next target. I hope the weather by you cooled down a bit and you were able to get your a/c fixed. We are expecting a lot of rain in NJ/NY area but it's warm and I'm okay with that. Enjoy your weekend. ~ BV

    May 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sunshine Girl *

    @B lo me...How are you? I hope your ok. And dry. Can you believe this Lloyd idiot What is wrong with you?

    May 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  18. B lo me

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    May 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Vee

    is the winestines like he flintstones ? that fred and wilma are good peoples.

    May 14, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  20. Smarter than Smarter than U

    Dduran Duran? are they still here? I'd still rather hear them than Lady Caca.

    May 14, 2011 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  21. Sunshine Girl *

    Lady Gaga is just too trashy and flamboyant to appear at Cannes. Jesus! You cant get away from her b/c everywhere you go there she is! Streep is a wonderful actress and she play this part well. Cant wait to see the movie! Love her!

    May 14, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  22. Hulk Smash

    Meryl Streep will of course do a better job than anyone can believe.

    May 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |

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