Making a huge come back since “Mad Max : Fury Road” in 2015, an Australian Filmmaker George Miller’s highly anticipated fantasy romance drama, “Three Thousand Years of Longing” with Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton will world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
The $60 million budget film revolves around the encounter in a hotel room in Istanbul between a scholar and a djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation leads to consequences neither would have expected. It seems like very much dialogue-driven film. The movie is produced by Doug Mitchell.
Miller has been directing a variety of films that are appropriate for children, including “Babe: Pig in the City,” “Happy Feet”, a horror comedy “The Witches of Eastwick”, a high-profile biopic “Lorenzo’s Oil.”
The Cannes Film Festival will run May 17-28 and is shaping to be a milestone 75th edition. The full selection will be revealed in the second or third week of April. It’s the third U.S. studio movie confirmed for the festival at this point, along with “Top Gun: Maverick” starring Tom Cruise, and Baz Lurhmann’s “Elvis” with Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. MGM will distribute via its United Artists Releasing label in North America.