Dakota Johnson’s coming back in Italy for Venice Film Festival 2015!
Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson will
be making a bid for festival respectability in Venice this year where
she’ll be pulling double duty as a supporting player in Scott Cooper’s Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass and Luca Guadagnino’s thriller A Bigger Splash.
Both are both part of the Venice Film Festival’s lineup, which
organizers unveiled on Wednesday. The first will play
out-of-competition, while the latter is part of the competition lineup.
In Black Mass, Johnson plays Lindsey Cyr, a
waitress and former fashion model who became the girlfriend and common
law-wife of the notorious Boston gangster, played in the film by Johnny Depp. In Bigger Splash, Johnson co-stars alongside Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone).
Fox Searchlight has picked up Bigger Splash for a U.S. release, while Warner Bros. is bowing Black Mass worldwide.
“…what is clear is that these square metre acrylic canvases, despite dating between 2009 and 2012, exude the optimism of an era not long after independence, with the clothes and afros, an advert for a now-defunct American airline, and Mediterranean colours even though we are on the much hazier, rougher Atlantic. (Roy Lichtenstein’s burst into pop art, to which Michéa’s work is justifiably compared, was also in the 1960s.) - from ”Before the Bigger Splash", by Aarti wa Njoroge