Anyone who saw last year’s “Clouds of Sils Maria” knows that the “Kristen Stewart can’t act” narrative was always false. The “Twilight” star, who went on to become the first American actress to win a César Award (France’s equivalent to the Oscar) for her role in Olivier Assayas’ enigmatic drama, will next be seen in Woody Allen’s “Café Society” when it opens the Cannes Film Festival next month. Watch its first trailer above.
This being an Allen movie, Stewart is hardly the only star: Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll and Steve Carell will all appear in the Hollywood-set period piece as well. Eisenberg moves to the heart of the film industry, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, where he’s met with no shortage of Tinseltown snark: “Unrequited love kills more people in a year than tuberculosis,” he’s told after falling for K-Stew’s character, who’s already spoken for.
Allen releases a new movie almost every single year, and as such can be hit-or-miss. Still, the good has far outweighed the bad in recent years: “Midnight in Paris,” “Blue Jasmine” and the underrated “Magic in the Moonlight” have all been standouts of his later career. Amazon Studios will release “”Café Society” later this year.Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Festivals newsletter here.