Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Olsen to Be Honored at Deauville Film Fest
Director Michael Bay and producer Lawrence Bender also join the program for the festival focused on American film.
Deauville is adding star power to this year's program, with Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Olsen set to receive the Hollywood Rising Star awards at the 41st edition of the film festival.
Director Michael Bay and producer Lawrence Bender will also be honored with career tributes, festival organizers announced. They'll join Keanu Reeves, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Patricia Clarkson and director Terrence Malick in being honored during the week. Bender will also give a talk focusing on his passion for politically motivated films.
Pattinson-starrer Life, directed by Anton Corbin, will have an evening premiere as part of the program, and Eli Roth's The Green Inferno will also have a splashy debut at the seaside festival.
The festival also announced the full competition lineup, including Rhamin Bahrani's 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern, Morgan Krantz's Babysitter, Chloe Zaho's Songs My Brothers Taught Me, Jon Watts' Cop Car, Zoe Cassavetes' Day out of Days, Hank Bedford's Dixieland, Rick Famuyiwa's Dope, Michael Thelin's Emelie, Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room, Adam Salky's I Smile Back, starring Sarah Silverman and Josh Charles, James White's Josh Mond, Trey Edward Shults' Krisha, Sophie Barthes' Madame Bovary starring Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giamatti, and Sean Barker's Tangerine.
The festival is set to open with the all-star disaster epic Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Kiera Knightley, with cast and crew present, and close with drug drama Sicario.
As previously announced, French director Benoit Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen) will serve as president of the jury, with director Pascal Bonitzer (Made in Paris), actresses Louise Bourgoin (The Love Punch), Marie Gillain (Valentin Valentin) and Marthe Keller (The Witness), actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (Marseille), novelist Marc Dugain, director Sophie Filieres (If You Don't, I Will), Cesar winning cinematographer Julien Hirsch (Lady Chatterly) joining him.
Treme and Bosch co-creator and producer Eric Overmyer will be hosted in conversation as part of the festival's television series program.
This year's festival runs Sept. 4-13.