Self-financed, June and John was produced with a young team and will be presented at the Film Market, on the sidelines of the 74th Cannes Film Festival.
Like every year, the Cannes Film Festival is an opportunity for producers to make their projects known to distributors around the world. as part of the Film Market, which runs parallel to the event. Some of the announced movies are barely in the making, while others are filming, like June and Johna “small romantic film” filmed in secret by Luc Besson during confinement, reveals The Hollywood Reporter. While Dogmanpreviously announced with Caleb Landry-Jones in the cast, was to mark the return behind the camera of the French screenwriter, director and producer, three years after Annahis thriller in the vein of Nikitahe filmed this film discreetly in the meantime with young actors such as Luke Stanton Eddy and Matilda Price. June and John is a project self-financed by Besson, more precisely via EuropaCorp, the company he owns with his wife Virginie Besson-Silla, and it is presented as part of the Film Market by Kinology.
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The article does not say more for the moment, except that it is a smaller production than his previous achievements, light years from Valerian, the most expensive film in the history of French cinema with its 180 million dollar budget. He also mentions the legal proceedings launched against the director since 2018: actress Sand Van Roy’s rape complaint was dismissed, but he is also accused of moral harassment and unfair dismissal by former collaborators.
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