Scarlett Johansson, James Franco & More Attend 70th Venice Film Festival [PHOTOS]
The 70th annual Venice Film Festival kicked off in the Italian city over a week ago, with movie stars jetting from Hollywood to walk the red carpet for the premieres of their latest films.
Among the actors in attendance was Scarlett Johansson, who was there for the premiere of the Jonathan Glazer-directed Under the Skin. In the British fantasy picture based off the novel by Michel Faber, Johansson plays a thirsty vampire alien.
James Franco, at the festival for Child of God, which he directed, co-wrote and starred in, was a red carpet favorite of the young Italian women who turned up to watch the celebrities walk by. The film, adapted from the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, was Franco’s competition entry. He strutted the paparazzi strewn carpet once again for the premiere of Palo Alto, Gia Coppola's directorial debut based on his book Palo Alto Stories.
Dakota Fanning made an appearance at the Venice Film Festival for her film Night Moves, which also stars Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Kelly Reichardt, the movie follows Fanning’s character and two other Oregon environmentalists – played by Eisenberg and Sarsgaard – in their plot to blow up a hydraulic dam.
Daniel Radcliffe was at the Venice Film festival to attend the premiere of his Allen Ginsberg biopic Kill Your Darlings, while Inception actor Tom Hardy went to the premiere for his new thriller Locke.
– Chelsea Regan