New movies featuring Richard Gere, James Franco, Elisabeth Moss and Dakota Fanning will make their world premieres when the Tribeca Film Festival opens next month. Faith Hill will get in on the act too.
In Pamela Romanowsky’s “The Adderall Diaries,” Franco stars as a novelist struggling with a pill dependency, while Amber Heard and Cynthia Nixon co-star, in an adaptation of Stephen Elliott’s acclaimed memoir.
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4:02 p.m. March 3: An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to Dakota Fanning as Dakota Johnson.
Gere, meanwhile, looks to continue a career resurgence that began on Oren Moverman’s fall festival circuit’s homeless drama “Time Out of Mind.” He’ll star in “Franny,” Andrew Renzi’s look at an offbeat wealthy man who finds a way into the life of a late friend’s daughter, played by Fanning. Adding to the youthful star power is Theo James, who plays Fanning’s husband.
Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson play bereaved parents in “Meadowland,” a drama from former cinematographer Reed Morano, in a movie that also stars “Mad Men’s” Moss.
And Hill stars in Hank Bedford’s drama “Dixieland,” about a gambler and a stripper, though she plays neither.
A number of foreign-language titles will also premiere in narrative competition as the festival seeks to maintain a widening global appeal. Among them is the Albanian- and Italian-language transgender drama “Sworn Virgin,” the Spanish-language romantic drama “Viaje” and Greek-language underworld tale “Wednesday 04:45.” The latter two are world premieres.
Among the documentaries making their world premieres, organizers said, are “In My Father’s House,” a look by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg at the family dynamics of Chicago rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith; “Autism in Love,” Matt Fuller’s exploration of autistic adults seeking romantic connection; and the timely “Havana Motor Club,” Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt’s look at how the normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations is affecting an automotive subculture on the island nation.
Docs are a strong suit for Tribeca, which last year saw the Oscar nominee “Virunga” premiere there.
The festival also announced more than two dozen titles in its Viewpoints section, including world premieres of the police-Taser doc “Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle” and fest-circuit favorites such as FBI-informant doc (“T)error.”
Tribeca kicks off its 14th edition on April 15 in New York with the “Saturday Night Live” film “Live From New York.”