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Movie news: Cannes loves Kristen Stewart? What’s next for Black Panther Chadwick Boseman?

Co-stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg walked the Cannes red carpet Wednesday for the premiere of “Cafe Society,” directed by Woody Allen.
Co-stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg walked the Cannes red carpet Wednesday for the premiere of “Cafe Society,” directed by Woody Allen. The Associated Press

KStew is back?

Kristen Stewart has made it clear she’s happy to be out of “The Huntsman” franchise. So what is she up to instead? Charming the Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off Wednesday and doesn’t seem to hold the “Twilight” movies against her, says the Austin American-

Statesman. She stars in two official Cannes selections: Woody Allen’s opening-night film, “Cafe Society,” co-starring Jesse Eisenberg in 1930s Hollywood, and French director Olivier Assayas’ Parisian ghost story “Personal Shopper,” which is in competition for the Palme d’Or. In addition, Stewart will star in Ang Lee’s upcoming “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” expected to be an Oscar contender.

New superhero

Chadwick Boseman trained on the baseball field to be Jackie Robinson in “42.” He danced eight hours a day to play James Brown in “Get On Up.” He practiced martial arts to become Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War.” And for his next role, Boseman plans to use his body as well: He’ll lose 25 Panther pounds to play a legal superhero, exercising his powers of speech, in “Marshall,” a biopic of Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice. “There’s just as much gymnastics, just as much spectacle in the spoken word as there is in the physical body. The tongue is a muscle, too,” Boseman told The Associated Press. “It really doesn’t matter whether I’m running or doing capoeira or I’m speaking long speeches, it’s an exercise regardless.”

Briefly

▪ Daniel Bruhl, the villain in the latest “Captain America,” will join J.J. Abrams’ “The God Particle,” along with David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and John Krasinski, says Heat Vision. They’re a space station crew who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear.

▪ “The Exorcist” and the “Lethal Weapon” franchise will get new lives as Fox TV series for the upcoming season, reports Deadline.

Sharon Hoffmann: 816-234-4457, @Sharonakc

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