Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” has been added to the Cannes Film Festival lineup after initial concerns it wouldn’t be finished in time.
Post-production recently wrapped on the movie which is set to premiere on May 21, marking the 25th anniversary of “Pulp Fiction”‘s premiere at the festival.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is set in 1969 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as two washed-up movie stars trying to navigate the rapidly changing industry. Margot Robbie also stars as Sharon Tate, the American actress who was murdered by the Manson family.
Previously, the festival’s director Thierry Fremaux said Tarantino’s movie was not yet ready despite rumours it would debut at the festival.
“Tarantino is not ready,” Frémaux told press. “It was prematurely announced [by some press], but we hope that we will have the good news that it will be present and integrated into the selection. It’s really fantastic for Tarantino to do all these efforts to be ready for May. He wants it to be presented on 35mm, so the process of post-production is longer. He’s still in the editing room. What I’ve seen from it is fantastic.”
Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Intermezzo” has also been added to the competition slate. Kechiche previously won the Palme d’Or for his film “Blue is the Warmest Color.”
The full lineup for the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival was announced back in April.
This year’s prestigious event will take place from May 14 to 25 and will see some of the biggest names in the industry travel to the French Riviera.
Despite the festival not having a theme as such, president Pierre Lescure did say that it seemed to be very much “romantic and political” this year, the Hollywood Reporter claimed.
Lescure appeared at a press conference alongside festival director Thierry Fremaux at Paris’ UGC Cinema on the French capital’s Champs Elysees to announce the news.
This year also marks a change for Cannes, as four competition films and 13 entries in the Official Selection were directed by women.
See the full lineup below.
“Pain and Glory”, Pedro Almodovar
“The Traitor”, Marco Bellocchio
“Wild Goose Lake”, Yinan Diao
“Parasite”, Bong Joon-ho
“Young Ahmed”, The Dardenne Brothers
“Oh Mercy!”, Arnaud Desplechin
“Atlantique”, Mati Diop
“Matthias and Maxime”, Xavier Dolan
“Little Joe”, Jessica Hausner
“Sorry We Missed You”, Ken Loach
“Les Miserables”, Ladj Ly
“A Hidden Life (previously known as Radegund)”, Terrence Malik
“Nighthawk”, Kleber Mendonca Filho, Juliano Dornelles
“The Whistlers”, Corneliu Porumboiu
“Frankie”, Ira Sachs
“The Dead Don’t Die”, Jim Jarmusch
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, Celine Sciamma
“It Must Be Heaven”, Elia Suleiman
“Sybil”, Justine Triet
Out of Competition
“Rocketman”, Dexter Fletcher
“The Best Years of Life”, Claude Lelouch
“Maradona”, Asif Kapadia
“La Belle Epoque”, Nicolas Bedos
“Too Old to Die Young”, Nicolas Winding Refn (TV series screening 2 episodes)
“Share”, Pippa Bianco
“Family Romance LLC”, Werner Herzog
“Tommaso”, Abel Ferrara
“To Be Alive and Know It”, Alain Cavalier
“For Sama”, Waad Al Kateab and Edward Watts
“The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil”, Lee Won-Tae
Un Certain Regard
“Invisible Life”, Karim Ainouz
“Beanpole”, Kantemir Balagov
“The Swallows of Kabul”, Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec
“A Brother’s Love”, Monia Chokri
“The Climb”, Michael Covino
“Joan of Arc”, Bruno Dumont
“A Sun That Never Sets”, Olivier Laxe
“Chambre 212”, Christophe Honore
“Port Authority”, Danielle Lessovitz
“Papicha”, Mounia Meddour
“Adam”, Maryam Touzani
“Zhuo Ren Mi Mi”, Midi Z
“Liberte”, Albert Serra
“Bull”, Annie Silverstein
“Summer of Changsha”, Zu Feng
“EVGE”, Nariman Aliev