Christoph Waltz Rushed to Safety After Shots Fired and Real-Life Bling Heist at Cannes Film Festival


Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz was being interviewed for French television during the Cannes Film Festival, along with French actor Daniel Auteuil, when a man fired several shots in the area, THR reports. Chaos ensued, and the stars were whisked away to safety. Police arrested the man who apparently had a gun, dummy grenade, and knife on him. Thankfully there were no injuries and the show carried on.

This is the second security breach at the festival. While Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring was getting ready for its premiere, a safe full of Chopard jewelry was stolen from a hotel room. The estimated value was reported to be $1.4 million, but Chopard later said the cost was exaggerated and the bling was not intended for the red carpet. We’re getting some Truman Show vibes and wondering if Cannes attendees are really in a movie. Stay safe, everyone.