'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' to Close Deauville Film Festival

4:01 AM PST 08/22/2014 by Rhonda Richford
The Weinstein Company
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Opening with Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight,' the festival will wrap with Robert Rodriguez's thriller

After announcing a star-packed slate earlier this week, Deauville will close with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For when the nine-day festival rolls up its red carpet on Sept. 14.

The Robert Rodriguez- and Frank Miller-directed thriller, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and French actress Eva Green as a classic femme fatale, will screen out of competition after prizes are handed out on Sept. 14.

The festival, which focuses on American cinema, opens with Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight on Sept. 5, five days ahead of its Paris premiere.

Will Ferrell, Jessica Chastain and Ray Liotta will make the trip to the seaside resort town in Northern France as each will be the subject of a career tribute during the festival that highlights American film each year. Producer Brian Grazer will also be honored as well as host a roundtable discussion, and director James Cameron is the recipient of the specially created 40th Anniversary Award by the festival in honor of his contribution to film, though he has not yet confirmed his attendance.

Reese Witherspoon’s The Good Lie, Shailene Woodley’s White Bird in a Blizzard and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last completed film, A Most Wanted Man, will compete for the top prize, while the Nicole Kidman- and Colin Firth-thriller Before I Go to Sleep will premiere out of competition. 

The Kristen Stewart-starrer Camp X-Ray and Jon Favreau’s Chef, which is re-opening in U.S. theaters next weekend in a big Oscar campaign push, are also part of the official selection.

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