Southland Tales has been chosen as one of the films in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or award at this year’s Cannes film festival. Richard Kelly, the man behind cult hit Donnie Darko, wrote and directed the project which stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mandy Moore, Justin Timberlake and American wrestling star The Rock. The Rock told WWE: “I had never made an art-house movie so no one, including me, had a clue what was going to happen…It has the feel of a 1940s movie, that type of mystique. It’s a dark comedy, a musical, a thriller, a drama, all rolled into one.” Southland Tales is one of only three American films being considered for the award, alongside Fast Food Nation and Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Speaking about the award, The Rock added: “[It is the] Holy Grail of filmmaking, if you will. It’s the top of the heap. Just being chosen means you have arrived as an actor!” The festival will be held from 17-28 May in the southern French coastal resort, and attended by the industry’s biggest stars.
Over at Movie Web, they have an interview with Kane about See No Evil. It was promoted on the front page. The interview seems like Kane was out of character. They discuss this being the first film from WWE Films. (Thanks to Stone Cold Jedi Matt)
On June 5th it looks like WWE are going to bring back Edge in the Title hunt as the June 5th RAW is advertising the main event as John Cena vs. Edge in a Street Fight for the WWE Title. (Thanks to Mazin360)
Chris Benoit recently did an interview with the Sun in Great Britain, discussing his views on how WWWE had used Eddie Guerrero’s name in their storylines in recent months, noting that nothing they did had been a problem in his eyes and he had no problem with it.