Francis Ford Coppola’s passion project “Megalopolis” will officially premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival reports Deadline.

The film will reportedly debut in a gala slot on May 17th on the Croisette, joining a list of titles already confirmed for the fest this year including Quentin Dupieux’s “The Second Act” to open the festival, and out-of-competition entries like George Miller’s “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and Kevin Costner’s Western epic “Horizon: An American Saga”.

The news follows on from comments last week by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux that he’d been courting Coppola to try and get him to screen “Megalopolis” at the fest. It seems he landed it.

Coppola wrote the screenplay in the 1980s and has finally brought the film to fruition, investing over $100 million of his own money into the project which had its first screening for studio executives late last month in Los Angeles to a fascinating, divisive response.

Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Talia Shire, Jason Schwartzman, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter and James Remar star.

The full Cannes line-up is set to be revealed on Thursday.

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