Twenty-five years after Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, director David Lynch will return to the Croisette with a continuation of the Laura Palmer mystery. It was announced today that Showtime will preview the first two parts of the “18-part feature” at the 70th anniversary edition of the festival which kicks off May 17, 2017.
Ever since Showtime announced the May 21st premiere for Twin Peaks, it’s been noted that the timing would be perfect for a world premiere at the prestigious film festival. A date for the screening hasn’t been announced yet, but the festival runs May 17 through 28. Monica Bellucci, who is part of the new cast, is the festival’s Mistress of Ceremonies. Other special guests in attendance are to be announced.
UPDATE: Looks like it will be a French rather than a world premiere. According to Showtime’s SVP of PR, the Cannes premiere comes after the one in the U.S.
— Johanna Fuentes (@jfuentes) April 13, 2017
Hat tip to Ross Dudle for that update.
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