“Joker,” “Ad Astra” Target Venice Premieres

Joker Ad Astra Target Venice Premieres

The Joaquin Phoenix-led “Joker,” the Brad Pitt-led space odyssey “Ad Astra,” the fifth “Rambo,” Noah Baumbach’s new Netflix divorce drama and Fernando Meirelles’ “The Pope” are amongst the films looking likely to hit this year’s Venice Film Festival.

The fest lineup will be unveiled July 25th and, unlike Cannes, streaming services are expected to have a strong presence with at least four films including David Michod’s “The King,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Henriad’ tetralogy, starring Timothee Chalamet and Robert Pattinson. Another likely candidate is Amazon’s “The Aeronauts” with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

Also expected to screen are U.S. political thriller “Against All Enemies” starring Kristen Stewart as actress Jean Seberg, the heist film “The Burnt Orange Heresy” starring Mick Jagger as a reclusive art dealer, Roman Polanski’s “An Officer and a Spy,” “Shoplifters” director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth,” and Oliver Assayas’ “Wasp Network”.

No shows though include Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” and “The Goldfinch” adaptation with none expected to screen there.

Source: Variety