Ryan Gosling, James Franco, & Roman Polanski Head to Cannes With This Year’s 2013 Line-Up
After months of speculation and close watch as to who would be heading to France come May, an official list has finally arrived. This morning, the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was revealed and yes, we expected as much from some of the selection, but the roster isn’t without a few very welcome surprises. As we’ve known for some time now, Baz Luhrmann’s grand adpatation of The Great Gatsby will be providing a dramatic and lavish opening to the festival with begins May 15th.
And with anticipation for Nicolas Winding Refn’s stunning thriller Only God Forgives, we were pleased to see that it would be entering the festival in competition alongside the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llwelyn Davis, Roman Polanski’s Venus in Furs, and Asghar Farhadi’s The Past, and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska—just to name a sampling of the selection.
Previously in the month, we learned that Sofia Coppola’s teen fashion heist film, The Bling Ring, would be entering the Un Certain Regard at the festival but now we learn that not only will she be joined by Clare Denis’ The Bastards and Fruitvale, or newly, Fruitvale Station, but James Franco’s As I Lay Dying will be making its way into the category as well. Personally, that came as the biggest surprise for me, not realizing that the film had even gone into post-production—silly me, as if Franco wouldn’t forego sleep for years just to finish something before Cannes!
Anyhow, check out the rest of the list below and get excited to see more pictures like the one above on the red carpet next month.