The 68th Venice Film Festival doesn't kick off until Aug. 31, but word of what will play at the fest is starting to surface and the lineup features some of the most anticipated films of the fall.
Director Roman Polanski's 'Carnage,' an adaptation of the Tony-winning play 'God of Carnage,' about two sets of parents whose discussion of their children's fight devolves into heated, irrational chaos, stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly, and will make its debut in competition at the fest.
David Cronenberg's Carl Jung / Sigmund Freud biopic 'A Dangerous Method,' featuring Viggo Mortensen as Freud and Michael Fassbender as Jung, as well as Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse,' with 'The Hangover''s Justin Bartha, Christopher Walken and Selma Blair, will also compete. 'W.E.,' co-writer and director Madonna's much-discussed film about the love affair between Britain's King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, has also been submitted.
A number of major directors have more than one pic vying for entry to the fest. Read on for more.