Variety reports that Venice has scored the World Premiere of two high profile titles coming this fall: Tom Ford‘s “Nocturnal Animals” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, and Denis Villeneuve‘s “Arrival” also starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.
Nocturnal Animals, which is set in the L.A. art scene and the Texas criminal underworld, is the second film directed by the fashion designer. Two years ago at Cannes, Ford pre-sold world rights to the thriller, which stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, to Focus Features in a standout $20-million deal.
Villeneuve’s “Arrival,” previously titled “Story of Your Life,” stars Adams as a linguistics expert recruited by the United States government after an alien spacecraft lands on Earth.
The Venice fest will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10. The lineup will be announced July 28.