The likely no-show of Ridley Scott‘s House of Gucci (UA Releasing, 11.24) at Venice, Telluride or Toronto is disappointing but understandable. But then the list of interesting-sounding films that won’t be debuting at the early-fall festivals is quite formidable.
Oh, wait…none of this matters because it’s all happening on streaming and cable!
From Jordan Ruimy‘s “PTA, Spielberg, Eastwood, Del Toro, and McKay Skipping Festivals“:
The no-shows include (1) Nightmare Alley (Guillermo del Toro); (2) Soggy Bottom (Paul Thomas Anderson); (3) West Side Story (Steven Spielberg); (4) Cry Macho (Clint Eastwood); (5) Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay); (6) House of Gucci (Ridley Scott), (7) Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin), (8) Tender Bar (George Clooney), (9) A Journal for Jordan (Denzel Washington)
And what about The Many Saints of Newark? That’s not doing Telluride either.
The big-name directors who will escort new films to the fall festivals include Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Paul Schrader, Denis Villeneuve, Edgar Wright and Paolo Sorrentino.” Compare that roster to no Clint, no PTA, no Ridley, no Guillermo, no Denzel, no Adam McKay, no Spielberg, no Clooney, no Sorkin.