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Not Ready for Cannes? 'Twelve Years a Slave' Gets Its MPAA Rating in Today's Bulletin

Twelve Years a Slave isn't done? Tell the MPAA...

Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2266
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2266

Earlier today Pamela McClintock wrote at The Hollywood Reporter said Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave would not be done in time for a 2013 Cannes Film Festival premiere. Well, someone better tell the MPAA because it has received its rating and with a month and a half left before the fest begins I would think McQueen and Co. would have more than enough time to color correct and tack on some credits for it to be ready for showtime.

The only other additional title of note in today's bulletin is Louis Letterier's Now You See Me starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Common, Mélanie Laurent and Morgan Freeman.

Who knows, maybe McQueen's new film will still make it to Cannes. With a rating in place my hopes are up a bit, but that December release date still looms... Would Fox Searchlight premiere a film in May if they intended to wait to release it seven months later? That gives me more pause than the idea of it not being ready, but we'll know soon enough.

For now, check out the rest of today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin below.

Copperhead
Rated PG-13 for an unsettling sequence.
Dead In Tombstone
Rated R for violence and language.
The Dyatlov Pass Incident
Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, and for a sexual reference.
Grace Unplugged
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief teen drinking.
The Lesser Blessed
Rated R for drug and alcohol use, violence, language and sexual content-all involving teens.
Rated PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content.
Release Date: May 31, 2013
The Polar Bears (SHORT SUBJECT)
Rated G
Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.
Release Date: December 27, 2013
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  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Pretty odd that the MPAA rating for Twelve Years a Slave doesn't mention any sort of language. From what I've hard, the n-bomb is used extensively.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MovieFan/ Movie Fan

    Am I the only one excited about Now You See Me

    • Alex Tyler

      You kidding me? That's an amazing cast. I want Melanie Laurent to be EVERYWHERE!

    • http://coachpotatodigest.blogspot.com Matt

      No, you're definitely not alone. I think it looks pretty good, and is worth seeing for the cast alone. And, if it's worth anything, every time I've seen the trailer in theaters it has gotten a very positive response.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MovieFan/ Movie Fan

        Good to know i am not alone, I know the cast is amazing but the director is the guy who made Wrath of the Titans and The Incredible Hulk. I still think it will be successful critically and commercially kinda like 21 Jump Street got last year.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/ArthurCarlson/ Arthur Carlson

      I am as well. They may be on to something cool since they are releasing it over the Summer and not Spring or September, which seems like the more likely landing spot.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mv11391/ Michael

      No you are not, my friend. I love the idea of the movie. Looks original though it looks similar to The Prestige. I love the cast: Eisenberg, Fisher (I love her in anything, very adorable), Harrelson, Freeman & Caine. Also, James Franco's brother Dave as well. This has huge potential, it's one of my most anticipated films of the year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

    Well, nice to see Twelve Years a Slave might still make the trip to Cannes.