Believe it or not, the Fall Festival season is just around the corner. Toronto will be announcing their slate of films on Tuesday and Telluride can't be far behind. However, there are a few things that we already know. We learned earlier that Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman will open the Venice Film Festival and now we know two films that will be hitting New York in late September/early October.
According to Variety, David Fincher's much-anticipated adaptation of Gone Girl will be opening the New York Film Festival on September 26. The Ben Affleck-starred drama is based on a best-selling novel and will open in theaters on October 3. The cast also includes Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Casey Wilson, and Neil Patrick Harris. I'm really excited to see the film and I think that New York is the right place to premiere it. Fincher also debuted The Social Network there and that turned out great. The trailers for this have been complex and interesting, so I'm very excited.
Deadline is also reporting that director Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice will premiere at the New York Film Festival. The 1960's set psychedelic ensemble pic is set to be the centerpiece of the festival and will probably be one of the hottest tickets. The film is based off of the critically acclaimed Thomas Pynchon novel and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Benicio Del Toro, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Martin Short and is currently slated to hit theaters in limited release on December 12 before a nationwide expansion in January. It's one of my most anticipated of the year and I hope that it delivers.