Venice Lineup: Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ Lands on the Lido, Plus Films by Clooney, Del Toro, Kechiche
Darren Aronofsky’s horror thriller “mother!” and new films by George Clooney and Guillermo del Toro will world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival, along with hotly anticipated titles from directors such as France’s Abdellatif Kechiche and Spain’s Fernando León de Aranoa.
Aronofsky’s “mother!”, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, had not been expected to go the festival route “because Paramount was [initially] afraid of spoilers,” Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera revealed at the presser. The horror film is scheduled for release in the U.S. on Sept. 15.
As previously reported by Variety, Clooney’s “Suburbicon” (pictured), a black comedy starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, and Oscar Isaac, will launch from the Lido. The film is one of three Paramount titles destined for competition in Venice, along with “mother!” and festival opener “Downsizing” by Alexander Payne. All three movies will also screen in Toronto. Continue reading at Variety.com.