NOTE: This article is a republication: Source: The Hollywood Reporter (by Scott Roxborough).
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Despite the ongoing SAG-AFTRA actors and WGA writers strike, the Venice Film Festival unveiled a star-studded and A-list heavy line-up on Tuesday of films that will premiere at the 2023 Biennale, including the movies competing for this year’s Golden Lion.
With the strike preventing top U.S. talent from doing promotional work, there were concerns this year’s Venice line-up could look substantially different than it would have just two weeks ago. But those fears did not pan out, with Venice festival director Alberto Barbera presenting a program that included some of the most hotly-anticipated features of the year, including new movies from Bradley Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Yorgos Lanthimos, Michael Mann and Ava DuVernay.
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