ZAC EFRON’S GOLD SELLS: The Zac Efron thriller Gold has sold to Screen Media following a competitive bidding situation that saw several studios and distributors circling the project, Variety reports. Anthony Hayes co-stars, and he also directed and co-wrote the script. The film focuses on two men who find a massive nugget of gold in the desert.
GERARD DEPARDIEU FILM TO OPEN CANNES CRITICS WEEK: Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique, or Critics Week, has revealed its 2021 lineup. Of the 13 films selected, 11 are directorial debuts. The section launches July 7 and will run through July 15, and will open with Robuste, Constance Meyer‘s first feature, starring Gérard Depardieu and Deborah Lukumuena.
PARAMOUNT JUICES SERVICE: Paramount Plus is adding 1,000 movie titles to its ViacomCBS streaming service this week as streamers get ever more competitive. The films include Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg, which will debut on Paramount Plus this Thursday. Paw Patrol will debut on the streamer on the same day it lands in theaters (August 20th).