Cannes 2024: Donald Trump drama, Francis Ford Coppola's 'Megalopolis' and more.

At the Cannes Film Festival, you may catch Francis Ford Coppola's long-awaited passion project, the newest "Mad Max" from George Miller, and Sebastian Stan's portrayal of Donald Trump.  

A drama called "The Apprentice," which stars Sebastian Stan as Trump and Jeremy Strong as Roy Cohn, is one of the films that will compete at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The official roster for the festival was revealed on Thursday.  

Festiva also has Francis Ford Coppola's self-financed epic "Megalopolis," which stars Adam Driver, and Yorgos Lanthimos's "Kinds of Kindness," the sequel to "Poor Things." "Kinds of Kindness" reunites Emma Stone with her Oscar-winning performance from "Poor Things," and it features an ensemble cast that also includes Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, and Hunter Schafer.  

Bird," a drama by Andrea Arnold featuring Barry Keoghan of "Saltburn," is also on the Cannes lineup. Other films in the same vein include "Emilia Perez" by Jacques Audiard, "Anora" by Sean Baker, "The Shrouds" by David Cronenberg, "The Substance" by Coralie Fargeat, which stars Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore, and "Oh Canada" by Paul Schrader, which stars Jacob Elordi and Richard Gere.

At the same time, "Fury Road" (2015) and Miller's much-anticipated "Mad Max: Fury Road" prequel "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" will both be playing simultaneous. A western starring Kevin Costner titled "Horizon: An American Saga" is also currently showing in theaters. Featuring Léa Seydoux, "The Second Act" will be the opening film at Cannes..  

If Cannes can help some of the Oscar contenders this year, everyone will be watching. Another widely awaited film is "Megalopolis" by Francis Ford Coppola. The famed "Godfather" filmmaker has reportedly spent $120 million of his own money on the project, and he has spoke of creating it for decades. An interview he gave to GQ in 2022 revealed his complete indifference to the potential financial consequences. "It means nothing to me."  

In addition to this year's honorary Palme d'Or, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas is also scheduled to receive one at the festival. "I am truly honored by this special recognition which means a great deal to me," stated Lucas.  

After taking home the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival, "Anatomy of a Fall" went on to win the Oscar for best original screenplay. "The Zone of Interest," "May December," "Asteroid City," and "Killers of the Flower Moon" were among the Oscar-nominated and -winning films that premiered at the festival.  

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