Friday, April 12, 2024

Scorsese-DeNiro-DiCaprio Movie Set for October Release, Going to Cannes Along with Indiana Jones 5 (First Reported Here)


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!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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