ROME (AP) — This year’s Venice Film Festival will include a stylish thriller from Tom Ford, a sci-fi drama with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams and a star turn from Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Organizers announced a 20-strong competition lineup Thursday that includes fashion designer Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi feature “Arrival” and Pablo Larrain’s biopic “Jackie.”
Films competing for the Golden Lion prize also include Terrence Malick’s documentary “Voyage of Time” and new films from France’s Francois Ozon, Germany’s Wim Wenders, Serbia’s Emir Kusturica and Russia’s Andrei Konchalovsky.
The 73rd Venice festival opens Aug. 31 with Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
It closes Sept. 10 with Antoine Fuqua’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven” starring Denzel Washington.