Kristen Stewart’s “Equals” To Premiere At Venice Film Festival

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Kristen Stewart Equals Venice Film Festival

By Shari Weiss

Kristen Stewart Equals Venice Film Festival

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The Kristen Stewart movie Equals will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it was announced on Wednesday.

Organizers revealed that the sci-fi romance film, which also stars Nicholas Hoult, will be one of 21 movies competing at the September event. As Gossip Cop reported, Stewart signed on to Equals in January of 2014, admitting she was “terrified” of the role. Filming took place last summer in Japan, sparking false rumors of a romance with Hoult, wrong claims that Gossip Cop corrected.

Stewart and Hoult will likely both attend the Venice premiere. And there should be plenty of other star power on hand. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will be a big draw as he plays a transgender woman in the highly-anticipated biopic The Danish Girl. And Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Idris Elba, and Ralph Fiennes are among the stars of other in-competition films. Furthermore, Robert Pattinson’s The Childhood of a Leader will be part of the “Horizons” non-man competition.

Johnny Depp’s Black Mass will screen out of competition, as will a new movie starring Michael Keaton. Everest, starting Jake Gyllenhaal, will kick off the festivities with its own out-of-competition screening. The 72nd Annual Venice Film Festival begins on September 2 and runs through September 12. Jurors include director Alfonso Cuarón, Elizabeth Banks, and Diane Kruger. Gossip Cop will have updates.

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