Cannes Exclusive: Scorsese In, Indiana Jones, Almodovar, Depp, Nolan Oppenheimer, All Point to Blow Out Festival This Spring
The next Cannes Film Festival, set for mid- May on the Cote d’Azur, will be fairly sensational from what I hear.
Sources tell me that Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” — long or short, whatever length it is– is in, definitely. It won’t be the opening film and probably not in competition, but Cannes impresario Thierry Fremaux will have Scorsese, De Niro, and DiCaprio on his his red carpet at the Palais du Festivals!
The opening night film will be very special. Pedro Almodovar’s short, “A Strange Way of Life,” will be the premiere, with Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal in the famed Spanish director’s first movie with English spoken. A short film — 40 minutes? — is unusual and not easy for theaters to program without a companion piece. But for Cannes opening night, it’s perfect!
I’m told other titles headed for Cannes 2023 include possibly Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” James Mangold’s “Indiana Jones Dial of Destiny,” and Johnny Depp in “Jeanne du Barry.” The latter is said to be set for the night after Almodovar.
Sacre bleu! Stay tuned. All those stars in one place. Cannes is back, baby!