The Road (likely) added to Venice Film Festival slate

From Variety:

With one week to go before the July 30 announcement, artistic director Marco Mueller and his selection committee seem to have lined up a slew of pics with media-friendly stars, which should pacify the international press corps, which griped last year that the Lido was thin on star power.

Other English-lingo pics said to be ensconced in Lido berths include Australian director John Hillcoat’s “The Road,” an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron; Dante’s 3-D horror pic “The Hole”; and Herzog’s “Bad Lieutenant” redo “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” with Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes.

The Venice Film Festival runs from September 2nd to 12th. The official lineup will be announced next week.