Futuristic Epic ‘Megalopolis’ by Coppola Joins Cannes Competition Lineup

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Francis Ford Coppola's sci-fi epic 'Megalopolis', starring Adam Driver, is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the Competition category on May 17. The film, set in a future New York City, explores a utopian rebuild following a disaster. The star-studded cast includes Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, and others.

The Cannes Film Festival has included Francis Ford Coppola’s science fiction epic 'Megalopolis' in its Competition segment, with the world premiere scheduled for Friday, May 17, Deadline reported. This ambitious project is set in a futuristic New York City ravaged by a catastrophe and delves into the life of a woman torn between her traditionalist father and her visionary architect lover, who dreams of reconstructing the city into a utopia.

Leading the ensemble cast are Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Giancarlo Esposito, supported by Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Dustin Hoffman, Talia Shire, Kathryn Hunter, and James Remar, making 'Megalopolis' one of the most anticipated films of the festival.

Barry Hirsch, a prominent attorney, is managing the film's sales, with discussions with potential buyers currently in progress, indicating the high expectations surrounding the film's market potential.

'Megalopolis' joins a distinguished lineup at Cannes, which already includes notable titles such as Quentin Dupieux’s 'The Second Act', 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' by George Miller, and Kevin Costner’s 'Horizon, An American Saga', showcasing the festival's commitment to presenting a diverse range of visionary cinema.