Cannes Film Festival Lineup May Include Secret David Lynch Film With Laura Dern
The prestigious Cannes Film Festival is gearing up to start next month and will be going from Tuesday, May 17 to Saturday, May 28. While the festival is still deliberating on its Official Selections decision that is coming this Thursday, there are several films already likely to make an appearance there.
One of the most exciting reveals of the festival is likely going to be a David Lynch film that has been shot in secret. They even hinted that Laura Dern will appear in the movie, though she just has a cameo or small supporting role.
Some have also theorized that they may use the festival to premiere his upcoming Netflix series Wisteria, as Dern is also reportedly involved in this project. This isn’t certain as there have been conflicting reports as to whether this series got canceled or remains in production.
As it stands, the current potential lineup features a bevy of well-loved directors coming out with new projects. The festival has also officially confirmed several premieres of wide-reaching blockbuster films such as Lightyear and Top Gun: Maverick. The Top Gun screening will also feature a special event and “masterclass” celebrating Cruise. Another official premiere of the festival will be the new Baz Lurhman film, Elvis.
The acclaimed director George Miller could premiere his first film since Mad Max: Fury Road at this year’s festival. Three Thousand Years Of Longing stars Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, and little more is known about it besides the fact that it’s “an epic fantasy romance.”
A third acclaimed classic director is also very likely to return to this year’s festival, and that is David Cronenberg with his new film Crimes Of The Future. It will star Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, and Viggo Mortenson. Sources have said that this new film, set in an alternate near-future, is likely to cause walkouts in its final quarter.
There are many more buzzy films that may appear at this festival, including a great many from international directors and female filmmakers who aren’t as well-represented in traditional awards ceremonies. The festival’s director, Thierry Fremaux, told Variety “some films arrived very late in the selection process” and that they are choosing the 20-film lineup from “more than 2000 feature films.”