Locarno Film Fest to Open With Luc Besson's 'Lucy,' Starring Scarlett Johansson
ROME — Lucy, the latest feature from French action-film director Luc Besson, will open the Locarno Film Festival, officials said Thursday.
Besson will be on hand for the screening at Locarno's famed Piazza Grande on August 6.
Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman who becomes transformed into a supernatural warrior when threatened. Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton also appear in the film.
Lucy, which will screen out-of-competition in Locarno, will open in the U.S. and Spain on July 25 and will go into wide release in most other territories after the Locarno premiere.
The festival previously announced two anticipated indie films — Alex Ross Perry's romantic comedy Listen Up Philip and Joel Potrykus' new drama Buzzard — would screen at the Locarno festival.
The full lineup will be announced July 16.