The newest and second-to-last installment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ film saga is the mystery blockbuster that Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux has been teasing about.
AceShowbiz -“F9” is making its way to the Cannes Film Festival this year. The ninth and second-to-last installment of the “Fast and Furious” film saga has been unveiled as the mystery blockbuster that has been teased as part of the festival’s lineup for some time.
On Monday, June 7, various news outlets confirmed that the Vin Diesel-starring pic is the “planetary blockbuster” that Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux promised to premiere on the Croisette. He, however, has been keeping his lips sealed on the title of the said blockbuster.
Fremaux teased the “planetary blockbuster” as being part of the annual film festival last month. While refraining from spilling too much, he said in May that the movie was not “No Time to Die” which is due out on October 8, nor “Dune” which is already set to be screened at the Venice Film Festival and open on October 1, or Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” which is slated for December 10 release.
“F9” joins several big U.S. movies which will have their world premieres in Official Selection at Cannes, including Wes Anderson’s star-studded “The French Dispatch” from Searchlight Pictures, and Tom McCarthy’s thriller “Stillwater” with Matt Damon from Focus Features, as well as several buzzed-about indie films, notably Sean Penn‘s “Flag Day” and Sean Baker’s “Red Rocket“.
The annual film festival, which will run July 6-17 this year, will honor Jodie Foster with Palme d’Or during the opening night ceremony. The competition jury will be presided over by Spike Lee.
Meanwhile, “F9” is set to be released in U.S. theaters on June 25. Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron and Kurt Russell also star in the Justin Lin-directed film.
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