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Julie Taymor to close Venice Film fest with “The Tempest”


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: We learned last week that Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as rival ballerinas, would open the 67th annual Venice Film Festival in September. Now we know what film will close the event.

Julie Taymor’s upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” has been tapped by festival organizers to be the closing night film. Helen Mirren leads Taymor’s ensemble, playing Prospera. She’ll be joined on screen by Russell Brand (Trinculo), Alfred Molina (Stephano), Djimon Hounsou (Caliban), and Chris Cooper (Antonio).
Venice Film Festival director Marco Mueller said Taymor’s production is “unique and exhilarating,” and added in a press release that the director displays her “trademark visual flair and creative direction.”
Venice runs Sept. 1-11. In related news, Quentin Tarantino was named jury president for this year’s fest. He’ll be joined by Guillermo Arriaga; Lithuan actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite; French director and screenwriter Arnaud Desplechin; composer Danny Elfman; Italian director and screenwriter Luca Guadagnino; and Oscar winner Gabriele Salvatores (“Mediterraneo”).

For more details, visit http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema

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