3:01 AM PDT 5/2/2019


Rhonda Richford

Andrew Cooper

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The addition will bring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie to the red carpet, while Abdellatif Kechiche and Gael Garcia Bernal also join the lineup.

Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipatedOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the film festival unveiled Thursday.

The addition means that Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie will be adding a burst of star power to this year’s festival.

The film had been expected in the original lineup, unveiled on April 18, but artistic director Thierry Fremaux told reporters that day that the film wasn’t ready.

Inan interview withThe Hollywood Reporter, he said he was “really, really, really focused” on Tarantino finishing the film in time to make the festival. He compared the director to Orson Welles and Martin Scorsese and said Tarantino was part of the Cannes family.

While Fremaux had hinted there would be one or two titles named to the lineup, he added a slew of films in the announcement Thursday.

Alongside Tarantino, Palme d’Or winner Abdellatif Kechiche will also be in competition with the second part of hisMektoub, My Loveepic series. TheIntermezzoinstallment of the young love story will unspool at four hours. 

Out of competition, Gaspar Noe’s mid-lengthLux Aeternastarring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beatrice Dalle will take a midnight screening berth, apropos for his story about witches.

Gael Garcia Bernal’sChicuaroteswill join the lineup as a special screening, alongside Patricio Guzman’sLa Cordillera de los Suenos, Leila Conners’sIce on Fireand Dan Krauss’sWard 5B.

Lorenzo Mattotti’sLa Famosa Invasione Degli Orsi in Siciliaand Larissa Sadilova’sOdnazhdy v Trubchevskewill join the Un Certain Regard lineup.

Festival regular Tarantino, who won the Palme d’Or forPulp Fiction, screenedDeath ProofandInglorious Basterdsin competition in Cannes and served as president of the jury last year, will join Pedro Almodovar, Terrence Malick and Ken Loach among the famed directors in this year’s lineup.

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