Category: Killing Them Softly

Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2012 Competition Lineup With Strong U.S. Presence

Walter Salles’ On the Road, Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy and Michael Haneke’s Amour will join Rust and Bone by Jacques Audiard and David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis for a trip to the 65th annual Festival de Cannes.

Also screening in the competition are Holy Motors by Leos Carax and more U.S. titles such as Jeff Nichol’s Mud, The Angels’ Share by Ken Loach and Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta. All in all, U.S. filmmakers will have a strong presence in Cannes this year.

Dominik’s mobster film Killing Them Softly will bring Pitt to the Croisette for the director’s follow-up to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. And Nichols’ presents his anticipated follow-up title to Take Shelter, a coming-of-age drama set in Arkansas that stars McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.

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