The Cannes Film Festival announced on Friday the selection of Martin Scorsese's new film, Killers of the Flower Moon, with its favorite actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert de Niro, expected on the steps of the 76th edition.
The film, produced by Apple TV and which should be released in cinemas in October before to be uploaded to the platform, will be screened on May 20. This is the first film confirmed for this 76th edition of the festival (May 16 to 27), the selection of which should be unveiled in mid-April.
Scorsese, an 80-year-old Hollywood director who has already become a legend , Palme d'Or in 1976 with Taxi Driver, had not been selected at Cannes since 1986 and After Hours (Director's Prize).
“Martin Scorsese has dedicated his life to the 7th art and the Cannes Film Festival has accompanied him on many occasions”, underlined the organizers in a press release. He also chaired the Jury in 1998 and awarded the Palme d'Or to Greek director Theo Angelopoulos for “Eternity and a Day”.
Killers of the Flower Moon in 1920s Oklahoma on the trail of serial murders of Native Americans. The film features two of Scorsese's favorite actors, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The entire film crew should climb the stairs.
The previous film by Martin Scorsese, The Irishman, was not released in theaters in France, its producer Netflix wishing to reserve it for its platform.
The jury of the 76th Cannes Film Festival will be chaired by the Swedish director with two Palmes d'Or Ruben Östlund.