In just over a month, the Venice Film Festival will be kicking off, and in just a couple of short weeks, organizers will be revealing their first slate of films making their starry bows on the Lido. And as always, some pretty high profile titles are expected to get the fall film festival rolling in style.
According to Variety, cinephiles can expect Johnny Depp‘s gangster tale “Black Mass” to debut, along with “I Am Love” helmer Luca Guadagnino‘s “A Bigger Splash,” and Charlie Kaufman‘s crowd-funded, stop-motion animated “Anomalisa” (get full cast and details here). Films by international auteurs Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and Pablo Trapero are also likely. That’s a pretty juicy lineup. And don’t forget, the Jake Gyllenhaal starring “Everest” is already slated to open the fest. And with Telluride and Toronto yet to unveil their lineups, it’s going to be a bounty of riches this year on the festival circuit if it keeps up at this rate.
The trades also lists a number of foreign films that could be in the mix as well, so you’ll want to hit the link above to find out more. Venice announces their lineup on July 29th and the festival runs from September 2nd to 12th, overlapping both Telluride and Toronto.