Clooney’s film to open Venice film fest

July 29th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Madonna London, July 29 (IANS) Actor George Clooney’s political thriller “The Ides of March” will open the Venice International Film Festival, which starts Aug 31.

The line-up of the 68th edition of the film festival was announced Thursday, reports

Clooney directed the film and stars in it with Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Approximately 22 films will be presented in competition section, including Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly; William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe” that has Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch in the cast, David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method”; and Todd Solodz’s “Dark Horse”, which features Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow.

Films by Madonna, Al Pacino and Steven Soderbergh are among those set to be screened out of the competition section.

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