The strike of the actors will irreparably affect the upcoming Venice Film Festival, and its red carpet is in danger of being even more empty than ever.
Hollywood is still at a standstill due to the joint strike of writers and actors and, even if there is no shortage of protests against the rules of the actors’ union, which include not promoting new film projects and entering festivals, the negotiations still seem far away. upcoming Venice Film Festival (August 30 – September 9) will be irreparably affected by the strike and his red carpet will probably feel even more empty than ever.
According to the rules of SAG-AFTRA, to join the category strike, stars are not allowed to the events. Many actors confirmed their packages at the Venice event. Among these big names stand out the leaders of the long-awaited projects since their announcement, Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender.
Bradley Cooper will not participate at the premiere of his new second film as a director, Owner, in competition at the Venice Film Festival. A film dedicated to the composer Leonard Bernstein and his relationship with his wife Felicia Montealegre (performed by Carey Mulliganalso missing) is produced by Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Todd Philips and distributed by Netflix.
The SAG-AFTRA strike makes it difficult not only to attend festivals, but also to distribute films. Among the affected films is also the latest Luca Guadagnino, Applicantswhich was supposed to open the Festival, but which MGM rescheduled for marketing reasons to the end of April 2024.
Postponed by Disney in December also Poor creatures! Yorgos Lanthimos at competitions in Venice. And other defections come from the cast of this film: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo will not be on the red carpet. Instead, the presence of the Greek director was confirmed, as well as David Fincherin Venice to present the film to Netflix Murdererbut without the main character, Michael Fassbender. Currently confirmed Adam Driverstar ferrari Michael Mann.
At the presentation of the Venice program, director Alberto Barbera spoke about the actors’ union’s current assessment of granting an exception to participate in independent film festivals. Hopefully for other titles in competitions such as Source Ava Duvernay Priscilla Sofia Coppola, Memory Michelle Franco (with the main character Jessica Chastain).