The 2019 Cannes Film Festival will kick things off in the south of France with the undead.
Writer-director Jim Jarmusch’s dark zombie comedy featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, and Rosie Perez will open the prestigious film festival on May 14.
Murray, Driver, and Sevigny play small-town sheriff’s deputies who must battle the undead rising from their graves. Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, and Caleb Landry Jones also star in the film which will screen in competition for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize.
Jarmusch has made several trips to the Croisette over the years, notably winning the Golden Camera award in 1984 for his “Stranger Than Paradise”. His last effort “Paterson”, which also starred Driver, played the festival in 2016.
Other films rumoured to make their debuts at Cannes include the Elton John biopic “Rocketman”, Quentin Tarantino’s all-star ensemble drama “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain And Glory” with Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas. The full festival lineup will be announced on April 18.
The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14 through May 25.