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


Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2266

Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2266

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.

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