Remember my 7.16 story about Ami Canaan Mann‘s Texas Killing Fields, an Anchor Bay crime drama that has no website or trailer and is looking “a little wobbly? Well, Variety‘s Nick Vivarelli is reporting that it’ll play in competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival (8.31 through 9.10), which means it’ll also probably play Toronto.
From low-rent Anchor Bay limbo to Venice Lido lah-lah — that’s a pretty good rebound. Congrats to producer Michael Mann or whomever arranged this one.
The official Venice Film Festival lineup will be unveiled Thursday, but Vivarelli says
the following are apparently locked: William Friedkin‘s Killer Joe, Abel Ferrara‘s Last Day on Earth, Tomas Alfredson‘s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Andrea Arnold‘s Wuthering Heights, Steve McQueen‘s Shame, Roman Polanski‘s Carnage, Philippe Garrel‘s A Burning Hot Summer (a remake of sorts of Jean-Luc Godard‘s Contempt), Chantal Akerman‘s La folie Almayer, Yorgos Lanthimos‘ Alps, Eran Kolirin‘s The Exchange, Jonathan Demme‘s I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful, James Franco‘s Sal (another one of Franco’s gay films), George Clooney‘s The Ides of March, David Cronenberg‘s A Dangerous Method, Todd Solondz‘s Dark Horse, Steven Soderbergh‘s Contagion, Mary Harron‘s The Moth Diaries and Madonna‘s W.E.