Brad Pitt, the Space Odyssey "", is a new untitled project entitled "" with Joaquin Phoenix, "The Aeronauts" by Tom Harper, "The Pope" by Fernando Meirelles, the new opus "Rambo" and the thriller "Burnt orange heritage", "Mick Jagger featured as a lonely art dealer, all are turning to, say sources Variety.
The festival is expected to unveil its initial lineup on July 25th. Barely six weeks before the start of the festival, director Alberto Barbera is trying to confirm his official selection, a more meticulous process than usual.
For the moment, the presence of American studios at Lido this year does not seem to be as dominant as in recent editions, perhaps because the Disney-Fox merger has slowed down the Hollywood pipeline. But where the majors could withdraw, the streamers intervene.
Netflix should be very present with the photo of Baumbach, which will feature Adam Driver and Laura Dern, and that would be a divorce drama. The film's giant should also unveil "The Pope", starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins in the role of pundits Francis and Benedict XVI, and "The King" of David Michod, an adaptation of several Shakespeare plays with a group comprising Timothy Chalamet, Robert Pattinson and Lily-Rose Depp.
But Martin Scorsese's highly anticipated mobilizing saga "The Irishman", funded by Netflix, should not be ready for Venice, despite information going in the opposite direction. Warner Bros. 'The Goldfinch', an adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel, should not be the subject of a premiere at Lido. Ang Lee's "Gemini Man" is not Paramount either.
Amazon Studios will probably launch "The Aeronauts" in Venice, a film that brings together and. The two Britons have already worked together in "The Theory of Everything" by James Marsh, for whom Redmayne won the Best Actor Oscar, while Jones was nominated for Best Actress.
The American political thriller "Against All Enemies" Amazon, played by Kristen Stewart in the role of actress Jean Seberg, could also head to the Lido. The story centers on the FBI's secret attempts to discredit Seberg in retaliation for his support of the Black Panther Party.
"The Burnt Orange Heresy", directed by the Italian Giuseppe Capotondi, is an English-language artist film shot near Lake Como, with a remarkable cast that includes, besides Jagger, Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland. The producers are David Zander of MJZ, William Horberg of Wonderful Films and David Lancaster of Rumble Films.
The European tariff likely to win a slot in Venice includes the new works of French Robert Guediguian with "Gloria Mundi", Philippe Garrel with "The salt of tears" and Roman Polanski with "An officer and a spy". The new Polanski film, winner of an Oscar, Jean Dujardin as an officer of the French army who is working to shed light on the Dreyfus affair, a notorious case of anti-Semitism in France. The arrival of Polanski on the Lido is likely to make waves after his expulsion from the Academy of Arts and Cinema Science.
Czech director Vaclav Marhoul's adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's Holocaust novel, "The Painted Bird", with an ensemble cast including Stellan Skarsgard, Julian Sands and Harvey Keitel, is almost certain for a Lido premiere , as well as Roger Waters' film "Us + Them", in which Pink Floyd's co-founder broadcasts pieces of his band career and his solo work.
Veteran Swedish author Roy Andersson, who won the 2014 Golden Lion with "A Pigeon Sitting on a Branch Reflecting Existence", seems to be returning to Venice with his "similar absurdism" about the infinite.
Hirokazu Kore-eda's new project, "The Truth", follows the success of the Palme d'Or in 2018, "Shoplifters". "The Truth" stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke. marks the first work of the director located outside his native Japan.
Hong Kong director Yonfan's first animated film "No. 7 Cherry Lane", which talks about a love triangle between a university student, a single mother and her teenage daughter, is also a sure bet for a place. in the competition (also in Toronto) "Saturday Fiction", a black-and-white thriller by Chinese director Lou Ye, starring Gong Li as an iconic actress and taking place in Shanghai in 1941 during the Japanese occupation is a possibility, however, it is not certain that this film receives its official release of the seal of the Dragon from Chinese censorship and it remains in the good graces of the Chinese authorities to Lido.
From Italy itself, picking is a little thin. There will almost certainly be "The Mayor of Rione Sanità" by Mario Martone, a contemporary adaptation of the play by the late Neapolitan playwright Eduardo De Filippo; "Martin Eden" by Pietro Marcello, which takes Jack London's novel on a young American sailor who has trouble becoming a writer and transposes it into a nineteenth-century Neapolitan setting; "Hidden Away", a biopic by Giorgio Diritti ("There will be a day") by the tormented Italian-Swiss painter Antonio Ligabue, performed by Elio Germano, winner of the Cannes 2010 interpretation prize for "Our life"; and the economic crisis drama "Effetto Domino" by Alessandro Rossetto.
Two highly anticipated Italian TV series, Paolo Sorrentino's new limited edition "The New Pope" and Zero Zero Zero drama on Stefano Sollima's cocaine trafficking, are both likely. The young pope of Sorrentino was screened at the Lido in 2016.
Other possible titles include "Ema" by Pablo Larrain; The spying thriller in English "Wasp Network" by Olivier Assayas, with Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal; and the drama of Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski "Willow".
Patrick Frater and Elsa Keslassy contributed to this report.