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.