October 3, 2023

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Adam Driver, Caleb Landry-Jones, Jessica Chastain are coming to Venice – Variety

Adam Driver, Caleb Landry-Jones, Jessica Chastain are coming to Venice – Variety

It’s official: Adam Driver, Caleb Landry-Jones, Mads Mikkelsen and Jessica Chastain are among the stars slated for the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

After several unsourced reports, the festival has confirmed that the driver is expected to appear on the red carpet at the Lido to promote Michael Mann’s “Ferrari”, in which he plays the titular character, Italian motor racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari; Landry Jones is coming to “Dogman” by Luc Besson; Mikkelsen will take a trip to Danish director Nikolaj Arcel’s “The Promised Land” and Chastain to Mexican director Michel Franco’s “Memory,” her first role since her Oscar-winning performance in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

Also expected are Kylie Spayne and Jacob Elordi, who play Priscilla and Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla. So is Priscilla Presley herself.

All of the above films have received temporary exemptions from SAG-AFTRA since they are independent productions that were not produced by AMPTP members.

However, according to the Italian news agency ANSA, Kiefer Sutherland will also likely be at the Lido to pay homage to the late William Friedkin’s last film, the legal drama “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial,” even though it’s a Showtime and Paramount production. Global, an AMPTP member.

Meanwhile, Venice’s party scene was only slightly affected by the SAG-AFTRA strike, with only one Armani event featuring Cate Blanchett being canceled.

as announced diverseAva DuVernay — whose drama “Origin” based on Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” the first work by an African-American female director to participate in the Venice competition — will be honored with an international award. AIDS organization amfAR receives the Inspiration Award at a gala dinner that will include performances by singers Rita Ora and Leona Lewis. But it remains uncertain if the film’s stars Unganu Ellis Taylor, Nessi Nash-Pates, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga will attend the festival.

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The next 80th edition takes place in Venice from August 30 to September. 9.