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Todd Haynes reacts to Julianne Moore’s ‘May-December’ – The Hollywood Reporter


Todd Haynes may december He made quite an impression at Cannes, where he was met with a six-minute standing ovation during the premiere on Saturday night as cast members Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Melton watched.

Hines’ latest film stars Portman as a Hollywood actress who travels to Georgia to research the life of Gracie (Julianne Moore, collaborating with Hines for the fourth time), who becomes tabloid fodder after beginning a May-December affair with Joe (Charles Melton), a man 23 years her junior. . While preparing for the film about the couple’s past, Elizabeth observes Gracie and Joe’s marriage 20 years after their relationship was national news, a time when they are on the verge of becoming an empty clan.

The film, which is sold in the US by CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent Film Group, is written by Samy Burch, with a production team that includes Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Will Ferrell, who was present in France on Saturday night. .

the may december The premiere was delayed after the previous premiere of Martin Scorsese Moonflower Killerswhich lasts more than three hours. The late start didn’t stop audiences from reacting with big laughs during the film’s hilarious moments.

“It was so much fun making this movie. We shot the movie together incredibly quickly,” Hines said, adding that they only shot for 23 days in Savannah, Georgia. “It took creative involvement from everyone to make it possible.”

Joanna Swanson

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