By Oliver Gettell
May 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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  • Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion) is set to join Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Adam Driver in Terry Gilliam‘s pet project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, the director revealed at a press conference Wednesday. The movie, which Gilliam has been trying to get off the ground for the better part of 20 years, is about a jaded advertising executive (Driver) who returns to the Spanish village where he once made a student film based on Cervantes’ classic novel. [THR]
  • Devil in a Blue Dress filmmaker Carl Franklin will direct an adaptation of Intruder in the Dust, William Faulkner‘s 1948 novel about a black farmer accused of murdering a white man. The book was previously brought to the big screen by MGM and director Clarence Brown in 1949. [Variety]
  • The Love Witch worked its magic on Oscilloscope Laboratories, which bought worldwide rights to the Anna Biller film about a beautiful, modern-day enchantress (Samantha Robinson) who meets the man of her dreams but is driven to the brink of insanity. The film will continue to play at festivals in the run-up to its release. [Indiewire]
  • Amazon Studios acquired rights to The Salesman, the latest movie from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose A Separation won the Oscar for foreign-language film in 2012. The streaming service will partner with Cohen Media Group to distribute the film domestically. [Deadline]
  • Adopt Films picked up U.S. rights to the Israeli drama Beyond the Mountains and Hills and is planning a broad release in early 2017. Directed by Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), the film centers on a 27-year veteran of the army who returns to his family and struggles to adapt to civilian life. [Deadline]
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