Possibly no Cannes this year

By March 22, 2009Nat-news

Late last year, the producer of Brothers, Mike De Luca, said that Brothers was to be switched to 2009 because Jake Gyllenhaal wasn’t available for PR at the time. He hoped to take the movie to Cannes, saying “So Cannes makes most sense. I’m super proud of the movie and a major unveiling on the Cote d’Azur with all cast present is too good to pass up.”

Well, unfortunately, he might have to pass it up. Jeff Wells spoke to (Brothers director) Jim Sheridan a few days ago and was told:

“Brothers probably wouldn’t be going to Cannes, partly because “Tobey [Maguire] doesn’t want to go there”

To be fair, Fanatical points out that Tobey might be expecting the birth of his child around then so maybe that’s the reasoning.

They should just take Elijah Wood instead and make him wear sunglasses.


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  • omgzrachel says:

    Tobey Maguire has always been such a little bitch.

  • pumpkin405 says:

    So just leave him in America and let the others do the promotional work. Surely they too have enough starpower to attract attention.

  • Mockingbird says:

    LOL forever at that picture of Tobey 😀 I can’t stand his stupid face. Between him and Kirsten Dunst the Spider-Man films are such a fug fest.

    Like I said in the forum I think the film just wasn’t selected for Cannes and they are making excuses. Jake and Natalie certainly have enough starpower to promote it at Cannes and Tobey could pick up promotional duties for the US release.

  • Sergio Herslag says:

    Yes!.Jake and Nat will be more attract attention than Tobey!.
    I want Brothers on Cannes!!!

  • Jenski says:

    Probably isn’t definitely. And I fucking hate Tobey Maguire.

    But seriously, a JIM SHERIDAN film starring NATALIE PORTMAN and JAKE GYLLENHAAL? With adorable up-and-comer Carey Mulligan? Who the hell cares about Tobey Maguire? They don’t need him at this one festival.

    And I can’t imagine that this wouldn’t make selection. (Especially considering some of the film’s they’ve selected before.)