Kruger is no stranger to the festival circuit. She premiered “Disorder” (formerly “Maryland), a thriller written and directed by Alice Winocour, this spring in Cannes. The film was acquired by Sundance Selects. Banks, meanwhile, is no doubt still riding high on the smashing success of her directorial debut, “Pitch Perfect 2.” She appears in the upcoming “Wet Hot American Summer” prequel series on Netflix.
Film critics Natacha Laurent and Daniela Michel will help decide the “Luigi De Laurentiis” award, granted to a first-time filmmaker.
The 2015 Venice Film Festival will run from September 2 to September 12.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]