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Celine Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Acquired by Neon and Hulu

Neon and Hulu have acquired the North American rights to Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which premiered Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in competition, the companies announced Wednesday.

Neon is planning that the love story will get a theatrical release later this year, along with an awards campaign planned for all categories.

Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” stars Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami and Valeria Golino and is set in 1770 in the French region of Brittany. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

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Neon is also releasing Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” which also premiered in competition on Tuesday.

“From the moment we saw this beautiful and captivating love story, we knew we had to release this film. From Céline’s writing and directing, to the absolutely absorbing performances, we couldn’t be more excited for audiences to experience this sensationally moving piece of cinema on the big screen,” Neon and Hulu said in a joint statement.

“We are thrilled by how audiences and buyers from around the world have responded to the ground breaking and emotionally gripping ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire.’ It is sure to cement Céline Sciamma’s reputation as one of the most exciting directors of her time.  We are thrilled to be partnering with Neon to bring this progressive and potent piece of cinema to the big screen across the country.  They are one of the most dedicated and passionate distribution teams in North America,” mk2 films, which is handling global sales, added in a statement.

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“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is produced by Bénédicte Couvreur and is a Lilies Film production.  The deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman on behalf of Neon and Hulu and Fionnuala Jamison from mk2 films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Mk2 films is handling five movies competing for the Palme d’Or, including Mati Diop’s “Atlantics,” Xavier Dolan’s “Matthias and Maxime,” Corneliu Porumboiu’s “The Whistlers” and Justine Triet’s “Sybil.” The company is also screening two films in the Un Certain Regard section.

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‘Little Fires Everywhere’: Joshua Jackson To Co-Star In Hulu Limited Series With Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington

Joshua Jackson (The Affair) is set as a lead opposite Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington and Rosemarie DeWitt in Little Fires Everywhere, Hulu’s upcoming limited series based on Celeste Ng’s bestselling book. Developed and written by Casual‘s Liz Tige…

Joshua Jackson to Star Opposite Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon in Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

Joshua Jackson has been cast as the male lead on Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Jackson will play Bill Richardson, described as “a Shaker Heights attorney who hails from modest means, Bill is the perfectly-suited counterweight to his energetic and strong-willed wife, Elena. But when Bill agrees to represent their friends in a fiery custody battle, the couple begin to fight about more than just their challenging youngest daughter, Izzy.”

The series is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller of the same name and follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

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Jackson joins a cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott and Lexi Underwood. The project is from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature Studios. Witherspoon and Washington are also executive producing. “Casual’s” Liz Tigelaar will write and serve as showrunner.

The role is Jackson’s first series regular since Showtime’s “The Affair.” He will next be seen Ava DuVernay’s limited series for Netflix about the Central Park 5, “When They See Us.”

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Hulu in June: Here’s Everything That’s Coming and Going

Hulu has released its list of content arriving at the streaming service this June, as well as everything that will no longer be available to watch there after June 30.

At the top of the must-watch list is season three of Hulu Original “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which was notably pushed back to a June premiere date in order to ensure it would “maintain the quality it has,” Craig Erwich, Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Originals, said at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in February. The first three episodes of the new season premiere on Hulu June 5, after which new episodes will be released every Wednesday.

Another Hulu Original of note is “The Weekly” series from The New York Times, coming June 3. Each half-hour episode will feature a Times journalist investigating one of today’s most pressing issues, with new issues being explored each week.

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A new Hulu Original documentary, “Ask Dr. Ruth,” comes June 1. Per Hulu, the doc chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

Hitting the road at the end of the month are “Akeelah and the Bee,” 1995’s “Jumanji” starring Robin Williams, and 2005’s “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” among others.

Below, find a complete list of everything coming to Hulu in June, followed by a list of everything leaving June 30.

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June 1

Ask Dr. Ruth: Documentary Premiere (Hulu Original)

100 Things to do Before High School (2014)

The 13th Warrior (1999)

A Brilliant Young Mind (2015)

Along Came a Spider (2001)

American Loser (2007)

American Psycho (2000)

And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! (1991)

The Ant Bully (2006)

Antitrust (2001)

Battle Ground (2013)

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Best Player (2011)

The Big Wedding (2013)

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)

Blaze You Out (2013)

Body of Evidence (1993)

Brown Sugar (2002)

The Burbs (1989)

Center Stage (2000)

Cougars, Inc. (2011)

The Crazies (2010)

Dante’s Peak (1997)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Doors (1991)

Dragonheart (1996)

Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000)

Dysfunktional Family (2003)

Emperor (2013)

Eulogy (2004)

Existenz (1999)

F/X (1986)

F/X 2 (1991)

Flawless (1999)

Fluke (1995)

Free Money (1998)

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th – Part II (1981)

Friday the 13th – Part III (1982)

Friday the 13th – Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)

Friday the 13th – Part V: A New Beginning (1985)

Friday the 13th – Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Friday the 13th – Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

Friday the 13th – Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Fun Size (2012)

The Ghost Writer (2010)

The Gift (2000)

Godsend (2004)

Hamlet (1990)

Hart’s War (2002)

Hitman (2007)

Independence Day (1996)

Italian for Beginners (2000)

Jennifer 8 (1992)

Jinxed (2013)

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Kinky Boots (2005)

Legends of the Hidden Temple (2016)

Less Than Zero (1987)

Liar, Liar Vampire (2015)

The Letter (2012)

The Lonely Man (1956)

Lost and Delirious (2001)

The Mighty (1998)

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Next Day Air (2009)

Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)

Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)

NYC Underground (2013)

One Crazy Cruise (2015)

Patriot Games (1992)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

The People vs. George Lucas (2011)

Point Break (1991)

Poseidon (2006)

Private Parts (1997)

The Puffy Chair (2006)

Reindeer Games (2000)

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

Ride (2014)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016)

Rounders (1998)

Rufus (2016)

Rufus 2 (2017)

Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Snow White (2005)

Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Three Jacks and a Beanstalk (2006)

The Secret of NIMH (1982)

Semi-Pro (2008)

Still Waiting (2009)

Straw Dogs (2011)

The Surrogate (1995)

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

Waiting… (2005)

Wonderland (2003)

June 3

The Weekly: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

Vox Lux (2019)

June 4

District 9 (2009)

Jackass 3 (2010)

June 5

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3 Premiere (Hulu Original)

June 6

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

June 7

Into The Dark: They Come Knocking: Episode 9 Premiere (Hulu Original)

June 10

Celebrity Family Feud: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)

The $100,000 Pyramid: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)

To Tell the Truth: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)

Vice (2019)

June 11

So You Think You Can Dance: Season 16 Premiere (Fox)

I Still See You (2019)

June 13

Card Sharks: Series Premiere (ABC)

First Responders Live: Series Premiere (Fox)

Match Game: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)

Press Your Luck: Series Premiere (ABC)

June 14

No Strings Attached (2010)

June 15

12 Monkeys: Complete Season 4 (SyFy)

A Walk on the Moon (1999)

Highlander IV: Endgame (2000)

Marvin’s Room (1996)

Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

Tadpole (2000)

June 16

The Riveras: Complete Season 3 (Telemundo)

The Good Shepherd (2006)

June 17

Das Boot: Complete Season 1 (Sonar)

June 18

Grand Hotel: Series Premiere (ABC)

Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Complete Season 4 (Disney XD)

June 19

Good Trouble: Season 2 Premiere (Freeform)

June 21

Family Food Fight: Series Premiere (ABC)

Holey Moley: Series Premiere (ABC)

Reef Break: Series Premiere (ABC)

The Wall: Series Premiere (NBC)

Spin the Wheel: Series Premiere (FOX)

Out of the Blue (2019)

June 24

Hurley (2019)

Juliet, Naked (2018)

June 28

Diane (2019)

June 29

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

June 30

True Grit (2010)

Here’s everything leaving on June 30:

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

20 Weeks (2017)

27 Alien Encounters (2016)

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

American Ghost Hunter (2010)

American Meth (2008)

Bakery in Brooklyn (2016)

Barton Fink (1991)

Beowulf (2007)

Bible Conspiracies (2017)

Big Fat Liar (2002)

Blow (2001)

Blown Away (1994)

Bounce (2000)

Christmas Crush (2013)

Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

Cold Mountain (2003)

Cropsey (2009)

Darkness (2002)

Days of Thunder (1990)

Dear Santa (2011)

Double Team (1997)

Dragonslayer (1981)

Eastern Promises (2007)

Easy Rider (1969)

Everything Must Go (2011)

Gamer (2009)

Happy Feet (2006)

Heaven’s Gate (1981)

I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

Jim Norton: Please Be Offended (2012)

Jumanji (1995)

Kill the Irishman (2011)

Killer Legends (2014)

Liberty Stands Still (2002)

License to Drive (1988)

Like Mike (2002)

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Penelope (2008)

Primal Fear (1996)

Project Nim (2011)

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Soldiers of the Damned (2015)

Stories We Tell (2013)

Sunshine Cleaning (2009)

Surf’s Up (2007)

Surf’s Up 2: Wave Mania (2017)

Ultraviolet (2006)

Undisputed (2002)

Uninvited Guest (1999)

Up in Smoke (1978)

White Noise (2005)

Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

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