UPDATE: RESTLESS and KUNG FU PANDA 2 heading to Cannes

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 13th, 2011

UPDATE: The Festival de Cannes announced the lineup early this morning and KUNG FU PANDA 2 is not on the list. -Chase

With only 24 hours from now until the reveal of the full lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, two more pictures have joined films like THE TREE OF LIFE and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, and what a weird combo it is.

First, after much speculation, Gus Van Sant will indeed be bringing his long-awaited RESTLESS to the Croisette, and will be opening the festival’s Un Certain Regard section. With a focus on “original and different” cinema, Van Sant’s film about a woman who falls for a young man who likes to attend funerals and has a ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot for a best friend fits that billing rather well.

The film stars Mia Waskiowska and Henry Hooper, and is set to bow theatrically thanks to Sony Pictures Classics later this year, but will be making its premiere at the festival after being pulled from its original January release. Van Sant himself is no newbie to the festival, having won the top prize for his 2003 masterpiece ELEPHANT, so this is an interesting addition, if one that’s not wholly shocking.

In the shocking category however, Thompson On Hollywood is reporting that KUNG FU PANDA 2 is set to unspool at the festival, adding to the fest’s ever-growing slate of A-list blockbusters, bringing names like Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, and Jackie Chan to the iconic red carpet.

Stay tuned, the full list will be announced on Thursday.

Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.

  • Recent Post