Saltburn, the newest movie from Promising Younger Girl filmmaker Emerald Fennell, will open this 12 months’s London Movie Competition.
Fennell additionally wrote and produced the pic, which can obtain its Worldwide Premiere at LFF on October 4 on the Southbank Centre’s Royal Competition Corridor, with simultaneous screenings throughout the UK. Amazon Studios and MGM will launch the pic in cinemas on November 24. Margot Robbie and Josey McNamara are additionally producers on the movie.
Starring Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, Archie Madekwe, and Carey Mulligan, the movie is billed as a “beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire.”
Set within the mid-2000s and shot in quite a lot of places across the UK, the pic follows scholar Oliver Fast (Barry Keoghan), who’s struggling to search out his place at Oxford College and finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invitations him to Saltburn, his eccentric household’s sprawling property, for a summer season by no means to be forgotten.
“I’m honored that our film is able to open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. It is a festival that inspired me so much growing up, one that I followed excitedly from my bedroom on the other side of London,” stated Fennell. “It feels extra-special that Saltburn, this very British tale of excess, is able to make its international debut at the wonderful BFI.”
This 12 months marks a brand new period at LFF, with pageant head Kristy Matheson opening her first version after taking the helm final 12 months following the exit of Tricia Tuttle.
“As soon as the credits rolled on Saltburn it was clear we’d met our Opening Night film. Academy Award winner Emerald Fennell returns with an expertly crafted and exhilarating thrill ride of a film that showcases an enormous depth of UK talents in front of and behind the camera,” Matheson stated. “With its exceptional performances, delicious plot twists, and a soundtrack of early 21st-century pop bangers; this hugely ambitious film immediately stole our hearts, and we can’t wait to share it with audiences in London and across the UK this October.”
Whereas LFF has been set because the movie’s Worldwide Premiere, there’s nonetheless no phrase on the place the movie will debut this fall. There’s hypothesis on the market that Saltburn is heading to the Telluride Movie Competition. Fennell’s earlier Mulligan-starring film, Promising Younger Girl, gained the filmmaker the Authentic Screenplay Oscar in 2021 amongst 5 noms, total together with Greatest Image.