Hollywood Heads to Cannes

After weeks of intense speculation, the Cannes Film Festival today announced that Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will have its world premiere and play in competition at this year’s festivities. When the film was absent from the official Cannes announcement on April 18th, the festival’s artistic director Thierry Fremaux had mentioned several times that he hoped the film could be completed in time to be shown. Quoted today in Variety, he exclaimed, “We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be released until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes!” This year bears special significance for the filmmaker and the festival as it marks the 25th anniversary of Tarantino winning the Palme d’Or for Pulp Fiction. In addition, Hollywood is expected to premiere on May 21st, 25 years to the day of Pulp Fiction‘s premiere on the Croisette. The director will be bringing stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie to the red carpet for what will surely be one of the most anticipated events at this year’s cinematic celebration.

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