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The Morning Roundup: Cannes Lineup, Early Iron Man, Wanted Poster, GTA4 Footage

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageThe Cannes Film Festival has a lineup, Iron Man has a new release date, Ang Lee wants to tell a story about Woodstock and Jeremy Piven will make his Broadway debut – all in this morning's roundup.

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its lineup. Highlights include films from Steven Soderbergh and Clint Eastwood, as well as the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Heads-up! Iron Man will make its bow in select cities at 8 p.m. May 1!

It looks like Ang Lee has a Woodstock movie in him.

Italian fansite has a slew of new images from the new James Bond flick Quantum of Solace, and they offered up a description of the movie's opening sequence to IESB. Here it is in inviso-text:

Just wanted to give an update about Quantum of Solace filming on Garda Lake in Italy, and about the accident occurred some days ago. The Aston Martin which falled into the lake was going to be used in a press conference sunday, it wasn't one of the Aston Martin they used for filming, so this didn't slow down shooting.

During Sunday's press conference in Tremosine, Dan Bradley – who's the second unit director – said that the scenes on the Garda Lake will be 11 minutes long in the final film, but it depends from the weather: they hope next days it will be sunny, so they'll film more scenes and the final result will be longer, otherwise they'll cut some scenes.

The scene is described as the FIRST SEQUENCE of the movie – 15 minutes or so where we see a spectacular car chase, a tremendous crash and then a gunfight. This scene is a Second Unit, directed by Dan Breadley. It's a car chase along the Gardesana, a famous and beautiful road around the lake (which is the biggest lake in Italy), between Malcesine, Limone and Tremosine: they closed the road and mounted some cameras on some Aston Martins to do some camera car. The scenes involves 40 stuntmen (half italian and half european stuntmen), six doubles of Daniel Craig, many Aston Martin DBS (we published a video of the camera-car) and a Black Alfa Romeo 159 (a famous Italian Car), which was the Bad Guy's Car.

They're going to shoot in Gargnano and Limone until 25 april. Daniel Craig is resting in London after filming in Siena and Chile, but he'll be available to shoot some reverse shots if the weather is good. It's almost sure he'll be in Carrara between april 25 and may 13, where they'll film some important scenes in the very famous quarries of marble, with a flying camera (I think they'll use cables).

Worst Previews has a look at Xzibit in X-Files: I Want to Believe.


Paul Verhoeven plans to write a book arguing that Jesus was the child of a rape. He hopes to make a movie based on his book.

Stage: Jason Alexander is the new artistic director of the Reprise Theater Company in New York, and he recently unveiled their 2008-09 season.

Also, Jeremy Piven will make his Broadway debut in David Mamet's Speed the Plow.

IESB reports that the Justice League of America movie is dead.

Hey, what's Judd Apatow up to?

Has American Idol peaked?

Some footage from Grand Theft Auto IV has leaked online!

Brendan Fraser confirmed that he will be making an appearance in G.I. Joe.

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Universal unveiled the poster for this summer's action movie Wanted.