Cannes 2022: George Miller will present his new film with Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba

Cannes 2022: George Miller will present his new film with Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba

Before shooting Furiosa, the Australian filmmaker directed Three Thousand Years of Longing.

Last July, Tilda Swinton featured in no less than five films selected for the Cannes Film Festival (all selections combined). This year, she will defend at least one on the Croisette, reveals variety : Three Thousand Years of Longingthe new film by george miller. In 2015, the Australian filmmaker caused a sensation by unveiling his Mad Max: Fury Road at the heart of the festivities, and a year later, he chaired the jury of the main competition. This time, he returns with this drama mixing romance and fantasy, which will tell the meeting between a student and a Djinn, who offers him to grant three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, exchanged in a hotel in Istanbul, will have unexpected consequences…

Idris Elba will be the second main role of this “little movie”which Miller presented as “the anti-Mad Max”, with few action scenes and lots of dialogue. Shot on a budget of $60 million, Three Thousand Years of Longing is produced by Doug Mitchell and will be distributed by MGM and United Artists in the United States, and Metropolitan FilmExport in France. We do not yet know in which category he will be selected at Cannes, but variety points out that it is the third American production to be announced for this 75th edition which will take place from May 17 to 28, after Tom Gun: Maverickwith Tom Cruise, and Elvis, by Baz Luhrmann. The full selection should be unveiled in mid-April.

After this movie George Miller must shoot Furiosahis prequel to madmax dedicated to the heroine played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road. She will now have the features of Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Game) and will be surrounded by Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Burke (The Souvenir, Mank).

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