Category: In Competition
Director: Bennett Miller
Bennett Miller's follow up to Moneyball was expected on the festival circuit last year, so its delayed arrival in Cannes suggests careful thought and a deliberate strategy. Although it stars Steve Carell and Channing Tatum, this isn't a bit of comic relief to balance a pretty heavy competition but a serious drama that tackles the true story of John du Pont (Carell), a paranoid schizophrenic who shot and killed Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) in 1996. Produced by Megan Ellison, this takes the US slot that many hoped would be earmarked for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, which, sadly, wasn't ready.