Cannes World Premiere of Asteroid City Receives 6+ Minute Standing Ovation – Deadline

Getty Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival, receiving a six-and-a-half-minute standing ovation for its star-studded comedy. Alongside the film’s directors are Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jason Schwartzman, Bryan Cranston, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Carell, Hope Davis, Rupert Friend, Rita Wilson, Maya Hawke and Fisher Stevens and other cast members who surrounded and hugged each other on stage. Anderson expressed his gratitude for the wonderful actors who played in the film and stated his happiness to be present at the festival.

Anderson’s latest film is set in a fictional American desert town in 1955. The Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet competition, a fellowship and academic competition for students and parents from all over the United States, has been disrupted by changing world affairs. For Anderson, the 2021 French Dispatch marks his return to the Croisette after his 2012 festival opener, Moonrise Kingdom.

Anderson wrote the script for Asteroid City based on a story he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Roman Coppola. He produced the picture with his regular partners Steven Lares and Jeremy Dawson. Focus will have a limited release in the US on June 16th, before the film opens on June 23rd. Focus previously teamed up with Anderson and Larez’s Indian Paintbrush on Moonrise Kingdom.

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