The Cannes Film Festival announced its official entries for 2014 today, and as expected, The Homesman is among them. The film is listed as running 2 hours 2 minutes and will be in competition for the Palme d'Or. Looking forward to this film hopefully being received well.
In other unrelated news, I learned today that HBO turned down a pitch from director Ryan Murphy of a movie of the making of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?. The project was to star Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Are they talking about Best Actress? If so, I obviously wasn't the only one who thought she would be good for this project. I don't know which actress was set to play whom, but it sounds like the project was rejected in favor of A Normal Heart (which I can't wait to see). Maybe if they get Meryl attached to the Baby Jane project it could considered for a theatrical release. More wishful thinking on my part of course, but this obviously has some traction as it was already suggested to HBO.