“Megalopolis” by Francis Ford Coppola in the race for Cannes 2024

“Megalopolis” by Francis Ford Coppola in the race for Cannes 2024

“Megalopolis”, which is a $100 million blockbuster, has been announced as the last work of the American director, winner of two Palmes d’Or. Could this be his last film?

TL; dr

  • Francis Ford Coppola returns to the Croisette with his new film.
  • “Megalopolis” will compete at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • This ambitious project has been in development since the 2000s.
  • Stars like Cate Blanchett and Adam Driver are part of the cast.

Francis Ford Coppola: the expected return to the beaches of Cannes

Francis Ford Coppola, winner of two Palmes d’Or, is preparing to make a long-awaited return to the Croisette. Before the announcement of the official nomination scheduled for Thursday April 11, the famous American director revealed on Instagram that he is ” more than honored to return to the Cannes Film Festival “. So the director confirms the rumors about the selection of his new film, called “Megalopolis”, in the competition.

Historic projections on the Croisette

According to newspaper reports Deadline“Megalopolis” will be screened at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on the evening of Friday May 17.

The ambitious science fiction film from the 85-year-old director depicts a future in which New York has been devastated by an epidemic. Then a brave architect plans to build a great city, defying the mayor’s authority.

Megalopolis: emblematic work

“Megalopolis” is a project conceived since the beginning of the 2000s by the director of “Apocalypse Now”. However, it wasn’t until 2019 that Coppola started making this unique film, which had a budget of $100 million. According to a Deadline reporter who was able to watch it, this film represents Francis Ford Coppola’s question about the direction the world will take and where it will leave its inhabitants in a century.

Francis Ford Coppola himself announced in 2019: “ It will be a mass production with a large cast. The film takes advantage of all my experiments, my experiments with films in different styles during my career, to achieve what I think is my voice and my aspirations.. »

Stars of Megalopolis

The film can also make history with the presence of star actors, including Cate Blanchett, Adam Driver, Dustin Hoffman, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Pfeiffer, as well as rising stars like Aubrey Plaza and Nathalie Emmanuel.

Shia Labeouf’s name has also been mentioned. Thierry Frémaux, chief delegate of the Festival, announced to Variety: “ Francis Ford Coppola created the legend of Cannes and it will be an honor to welcome him again. »