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So here’s the big news: Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio is going to Cannes. I told you that on February 20th. Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux confirmed it to Variety today. That’s nice. I told you five weeks ago.

Separately: The Scorsese movie, meanwhile, will open in limited release on October 6th, then hit Apple TV Plus two weeks later. Apple knows how to get a Best Picture Oscar. They beat Netflix to the punch as first streamer with Best Picture for “CODA” last year. They can do it again.

Back to the Variety interview: Fremaux also confirmed — as I reported on February 20th — that “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will premiere on the Croisette, It’s an obvious choice since “Indiana Jones 4” debuted in Cannes, too.

Also, Fremaux indicates– and I think this is true, I’ve said so– the new Woody Allen movie will have a spot this year, too.

Fremaux says the Almodovar short film won’t open the festival. I reported that it would in that February 20th article. That was the plan then. I still think it’s a good idea. Opening night is elongated by the 90 min opening ceremony. A short film is just what the doctor ordered!

Anyway, we love Cannes but obviously what’s playing there is a minor concern compared to the real news. Still, I’ll keep you posted!

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