Pilot Scoop: Diane Kruger Crosses FX’s Bridge
Marking her first major foray into television, Diane Kruger has snagged the female lead in FX’s drama pilot The Bridge, TVLine has learned. Adapted from the Scandinavian series i Bron, The Bridge centers on two detectives from the United States and Mexico who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the American-Mexican border. Kruger, whose credits include Inglourious Basterds and the National Treasure films, will play El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North, a dogged cop who lacks tact, warmth and empathy. Shockingly candid, she calls the world like she sees it – which can be off-putting to her colleagues, but also refreshing and funny. The role of her partner, Marco Ruiz, is still being cast. The Bridge pilot was penned by Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and Elwood Reid (Hawaii Five-0) and will be directed by Gerardo Naranjo (Miss Bala). (source)
Wow, who else is excited to see Diane tackle television!? The pilot sure sounds awesome.
Cannes 2012: Film Festival Reveals Star-Studded Jury
Cannes boss Thierry Fremaux unveils that Jean Paul Gaultier, Diane Kruger, Ewan McGregor and Alexander Payne will be among those joining jury president Nanni Moretti at the Croisette next month.
After a trip to the Croisette last year with We Have a Pope, new Cannes Film Festival jury president Nanni Moretti now has his jury.
This year’s panel will be tres chic with French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier set to walk the famous red carpet steps of the Cannes Palais alongside German model-turned-actress Diane Kruger and Scottish international heartthrob Ewan McGregor.
Festival boss Thierry Fremaux made an appearance on Canal Plus’ morning show La Matinale on Wednesday where he said that Gaultier, Kruger, McGregor, American writer-director Alexander Payne and Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck would serve on this year’s feature films jury.
The festival completed Moretti’s 2012 jury team later in the day with the additions of British director Andrea Arnold, Palestinian helmer Hiam Abbass and French actress Emmanuelle Devos.
Moretti and his team will choose the Palme d’Or winner from this year’s 22-strong competition lineup. The festival runs May 16-27. (source)
– Scans: Elle (US)