Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan Added to LAFF

Film fest also books “Scott Pilgrim” director Edgar Wright

Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow and “Inception” director Christopher Nolan have been added to the list of participants at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival, Film Independent announced Wednesday.

Kathryn Bigelow

Bigelow will take the title of Guest Director of the festival, and will attend the LAFF’s ninth annual Filmmaker Retreat at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. (The “Hurt Locker” director is not expected to attend the festival itself.)

Nolan will introduce a screening of “Pink Floyd the Wall,” and then discuss the film’s impact on his own work with critic and radio host Elvis Mitchell.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” director Edgar Wright has also been added to the lineup as well, and will join writer/director/producer J.J. Abrams to talk about the film and about his career.

Other newly-announced participants are directors Richard Kelly, Eli Roth and Adam Shankman, who will discuss “the power of the tweet,” as well as directors Charles Burnett, Jay and Mark Duplass and Gary Ross, writers Luke Davies and Jerry Stahl, actors Rosanna Arquette, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell and William Mapother, and composers BT, Moby and Gustavo Santaolalla.

Previously announced participants include Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Ben Affleck and Roger Corman.

(Photo courtesy of AMPAS)