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Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Nears French Distribution Deal With Indie Banner Le Pacte

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent In the run-up to its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola‘s 135-minute epic “Megalopolis” is on track to sell to a French distributor, Le Pacte. The indie company, presided over by veteran French distributor Jean Labadie, is currently negotiating a deal. It seems like an odd match for such a pricey movie considering Le Pacte’s fairly modest size.

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‘Songwriter’ – New album of unreleased Johnny Cash songs announced
Johnny Cash, titled ‘Songwriter’, will be released later this year – check out the single ‘Well Alright’ below.The recordings are taken from a series of sessions the country legend played in a Nashville studio in 1993, but which have been shelved ever since.Now, Cash’s son John Carter Cash has unearthed the recordings, isolated the original vocals and recruited a group of Cash’s former bandmates to create the new set of songs.‘Songwriter’ will be released on June 28 via Mercury Nashville/UMe, and you can pre-order it here. Check out the first song to have been released from it, ‘Well Alright’, below:At the time of the original recording sessions, Cash was between contracts, but the tracks were put to one side after he met Rick Rubin and embarked on the now-legendary ‘American Recordings’ series of albums.After coming across the tracks, John Carter Cash and producer David ‘Fergie’ Ferguson brought together musicians including guitarist Marty Stuart, bassist Dave Roe, drummer Pete Abbott, to the ‘Cash Cabin’ in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where the tracks on ’Songwriter’ finally came together.The album is comprised of 11 Johnny Cash originals, one of which, ‘Spotlight’, will feature a guitar solo from The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.In other Johnny Cash news, Paul McCartney recently credited him for inspiring him to form Wings.“We were in bed one night,” he said, “newly married, when Johnny Cash came on the telly with a new band he’d formed with Carl Perkins, a big hero of mine.