Sofia Coppola is making the headlines these days as her upcoming thriller “The Beguiled” will compete for a Cannes prize. The festival director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure yesterday unveiled the lineup for 70 Cannes Film Festival. Also, Todd Haynes' drama “Wonderstruck” will be screened at the festival. “Wonderstruck” features Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams.

Michael Haneke and Michel Hazanavicius are returning to the 12-day festival with their projects “Happy End” and “Le Redoutable,” respectively. Haneke and Hazanavicius were forefronts at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

It seems that Sofia’s movie “The Beguiled” will take the stage as she has won the Palme d'Or twice before.

'The Beguiled'

The Beguiled” is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas P. Cullinan. The cast includes Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning. Coppola says the post-production is finished, and the movie will hit a theater near you on June 23, 2017. Focus Features acquires the US distribution rights to the film. Colin Farrell plays John McBurney, and Nicole Kidman appears as Martha Farnsworth. Sofia has confirmed through a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that Oona Laurence, Emma Howard, and Addison Riecke have been recruited for the supporting roles.

After the success of “Loveless” and “A Gentle Creature,” Sofia announced that another film is in the works. Roman Coppola and Youree Henley are serving as co-producer. Fred Roos serves as an executive producer under his American Zoetrope and FR Productions banners. Promos and teaser trailers of “The Beguiled” have already created excitement among fans.

Sofia has uploaded two new movie posters on her official Instagram, attracting more audiences.


Benny Safdie’s comedy “Good Time” and Robert Pattinson’s romantic movie “You Were Never Really Here” are among the titles that will bring extra star power to the red carpet. Besides Sofia, Nicole Kidman is also in the forefront as her four projects will premiere at the fest.

The Cannes lineup also includes several TV projects such as David Lynch's family sitcom “Twin Peaks” and Jane Campion's crime story “Top of the Lake 2.” The festival director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure say that the above sitcoms and films have been selected from over 2,500 entries from more than 200 countries worldwide. In a total, 19 Hollywood movies will compete for a Cannes prize.