New photos from the 76th International Cannes Film Festival World Premiere of Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny are below, courtesy of Disney.
Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, director/writer James Mangold, and producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel were among those in attendance at the Palais des Festivals.
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 18: Thierry Frémaux & Harrison Ford attends the screening of ‘Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny’ during the 76th International Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2023 in Cannes, France
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 18: Phoebe Waller-Bridge attends the screening of ‘Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny’ during the 76th International Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2023 in Cannes, France
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 18: Mads Mikkelsen attends the screening of ‘Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny’ during the 76th International Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2023 in Cannes, France
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 18: James Mangold attends the screening of ‘Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny’ during the 76th International Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2023 in Cannes, France
MAY 18, 2023 : Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore & James Mangold at the end of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny screening during the 76th Cannes Film Festival.
The legendary Harrison Ford reprises his role as the legendary hero archaeologist for the final installment of the iconic franchise, a large, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Das Boot”), Toby Jones (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Olivier Richters (“Black Widow”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Another Round”) star alongside Harrison Ford.
The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. It is directed by James Mangold (“Ford v Ferrari,” “Logan”) and written by Jez Butterworth & John Henry Butterworth and David Koepp, and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. John Williams, who has composed the score for every Indiana Jones film since 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, has done it again.
Tickets for the film, which opens in theaters on June 30th, will go on sale on May 22 at 6:00 AM PST. Check out “The Last Adventure,” a behind-the-scenes featurette below.
Indiana Jones will return to the Cannes Film Festival for the world premiere of Lucasfilm’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” starring Harrison Ford as the legendary hero archaeologist and directed by James Mangold (“Ford v Ferrari,” “Logan”), on Thursday, May 18.
The highly anticipated final installment of the beloved franchise–a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure—will screen out of the competition.
Mangold said, “In 1995, I was honored to come to Cannes with my first film as part of Director’s Fortnite. Twenty-eight years later, I am proud to return with a slightly larger spectacle. My legendary collaborators and I are very excited to share a brand new and final Indiana Jones adventure with you!”
Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Toby Jones (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”).
Directed by James Mangold, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, has once again composed the score.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will open in theaters on June 30th.
DOWN WITH THE KING will celebrate its World Premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in the ACID (Association for Independent Cinema and its Distribution) section.
Written and directed by Diego Ongaro (Bob and the Trees), DOWN WITH THE KING stars 2021 GRAMMY Award-nominated rapper and songwriter Freddie Gibbs in his debut feature film role, alongside Jamie Neumann (Lovecraft Country, The Deuce), David Krumholtz (The Deuce, The Plot Against America), Sharon Washington (Joker) and Bob Tarasuk (Bob and the Trees).
DOWN WITH THE KING is a drama that follows rap star Money Merc (Freddie Gibbs) whose disillusionment with the music industry and the pressures of being a celebrity sends him away from the city to reevaluate his career and find himself in a small-town farming community.
Spike Lee was just named the first Black President of the Cannes Film Festival, France 24 reports.
The Cannes film festival is the largest festival dedicated to premiering new films in the world. Lee has premiered seven of his films there beginning with “She’s Gotta Have It” in 1986, which won the youth prize at Directors’ Fortnight.
Lee praises Cannes Film Festival in a press statement on the huge announcement.
“To me the Cannes film festival (besides being the most important film festival in the world – no disrespect to anybody) has had a great impact on my film career. You could easily say Cannes changed the trajectory of who I became in world cinema,” he said in a statement to the press.
The “BlacKkKlansman” creator is the first person of African American descent to head the festival in its 73 year history.
“I’m honored to be the first person of the African descent to be named president of the Cannes jury and of a main film festival. [I’m] shocked, happy, surprised and proud all at the same time,” Lee said.
Many of the most prominent film festivals have faced criticism in recent years for their lack of diversity, on and off camera. In 2018, actresses and women filmmakers protested at Cannes for lack of equality in the film industry. Lee was vocal in his support of the protest.
In addition to his appointment as President, Lee is also set to receive a Palme d’Or, the festival’s lifetime achievement award. The 2020 Cannes film festival is scheduled to be held in May on the French Riviera and while it is not open to the general public
MPI Original Films (MPI), in association with BET, announced the casting of Nesta Cooper (Bliss, See) in the lead role of the feature-length film Kemba. Award-winning filmmaker Kelley Kali (I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking), Lalo’s House) will direct the MPI and BET Original Film inspired by the life of criminal justice reform advocate Kemba Smith.
In Kemba, based on Kemba’s life story, a college student falls in love with a man, only to learn he is a drug kingpin who leads her down a path of abuse and manipulation, placing her in the middle of the government’s “war on drugs,” and ultimately landing her in federal prison. The film will focus on themes paramount in today’s national conversations, including institutional racism, racial inequality, and the vital need for criminal justice and prison reform. The film will have its television premiere on BET, with additional launch and distribution plans to be announced at a later date. Principal photography will begin this October in Atlanta.
Starring as Kemba is Nesta Cooper, who recently starred in Mike Cahill’s Amazon feature Bliss opposite Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek. She can be seen starring opposite Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard in Season 3 of the Apple TV+ series See, written and executive produced by Steven Knight and directed by Francis Lawrence.
Director Kelley Kali is an alumna of Howard University and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She was the only woman selected to direct the first creole dramatic TV series in Belize, Noh Matta Wat, for which she won the Paul Robeson Award. She then worked with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s New Form to develop the web series The Discovery of Dit Dodson, which competed in top-tier film festivals across the country. Her 2018 film Lalo’s House won the 45th Annual Student Academy Award and was in consideration for the 91st Annual Academy Awards. She also recently wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the original feature film I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking), which was an early pick for the narrative competition at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. It went on to win Special Jury Recognition for Multi-hyphenate Storyteller (an award they created for her). The film can be seen on BET and BET Her, Amazon, iTunes, and HBO Europe. Kelley is in post-production on her current feature which will later be announced.
Throughout her career, Kelley has been awarded the Directors Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award, the KCET Fine Cut Award, Shadow & Act’s Rising Award, the Programmers’ Award at the Oscar-qualifying Pan African Film Festival, the Jury Award at the Diversity in Cannes Showcase sponsored by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, and several others in the past few years. Her work has also been featured at the American Black Film Festival with Kelley recognized as one of the top Emerging Directors and at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. And in 2021, she was selected as a recipient of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women.
Nesta is represented by UTA, Lauren Levitt & Assoc., Industry Entertainment, and Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett & Kole. Kelley is represented by Greg Pedicin at Gersh, manager Capella Fahoome, and Nina Shaw and Tom Greenberg at Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang.
From MPI, Stacey Parks, Lana Link, and Rob Pfaltzgraff will produce. MPI’s Nick Reid, Kemba Smith, and BET’s Maureen Guthman and Connie Orlando will executive produce. Jon Marc Sandifer and Lorisa Bates will co-executive produce with MPI’s Hannah Ruth Earl and BET’s John Baldasare serving as consulting producers.