Webdesk: Ferrari, starring Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz, is a Venice Film Festival contender.
The biopic is about sports car legend Enzo Ferrari.
Driver adds star power to a festival with a low celebrity count due to a Hollywood strike.
Driver allowed to attend the premiere of Michael Mann’s “Ferrari” since it made outside the studio structure, unlike “Heat” and “Collateral”.”
The 39-year-old actor is a busy Hollywood figure, starring in Star Wars films and working with prominent directors such as Ridley Scott, Noah Baumbach, and Spike Lee.
French filmmaker Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element”, “Leon”)’s “Dogman” also generating excitement as a mind- and gender-bending story of an abused youngster finding safety with a pack of dogs.
Caleb Landry Jones expected to give another shocking performance.
After the 2017 flop of “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” nearly bankrupted his production business. As well as EuropaCorp, Besson, 64, hopes to make a comeback.
The losses erased the “Taken” series’ profits and dashed Besson’s chances of competing with Hollywood giants.
He had also fought a 2018 rape allegation that prosecutors dropped in June.