Cannes: Oscar Winner Asghar Farhadi's Latest Film Added to Competition Lineup

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The Salesman

The fest also adds titles to other sections and says Iggy Pop will be in attendance.

The Cannes Film Festival on Friday said it was adding The Salesman, the new film from foreign-language Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, to its competition lineup. The director's latest pic, set in his native Iran, is a loose adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic play Death of a Salesman starring frequent collaborators Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti.

The fest also added titles to other sections and said the Un Certain Regard section's opening film will be previously announced Eshtebak (Clash) by Mohamed Diab.

British helmer David Mackenzie's Texas-set revenge tale Hell or High Water, starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges, will be in the sidebar competition.

French director Jean-Francois Richet's thriller Blood Father, starring William H. Macy, Elizabeth Rohm and Mel Gibson, will be presented in a midnight screening.

Additional special screenings will include Jonathan Littell's Joseph Kony documentary Wrong Elements, Greogoire Leprince-Ringuet's love triangle La Foret de Quinconces and Karim Dridi's Marseille-set drug drama Chouf.

Fest organizers also confirmed that rock legend Iggy Pop will appear at the screening of Jim Jarmusch's Gimme Danger, a doc about the performer's life.