Scott Cooper’s revenge drama “Out of the Furnace,” Spike Jonze‘s romantic comedy “Her,” Jean-Marc Vallee’s AIDS drama “Dallas Buyers Club” and Isabel Coixet’s supernatural thriller “Another Me” will screen in competition at the Rome Film Festival, its artistic director Marco Muller announced Monday.
Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson star in “Furnace,” which Relativity opens Dec. 6. The supporting cast also includes Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard.
“Her” finds Joaquin Phoenix falling for his computer operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Warner Bros. will release “Her” on Dec. 18. Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde co-star in the film, which is expected to be a major competitor at the Golden Globes.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto have earned raves for their work as AIDS patients who wage a battle against both the disease and the government in “Dallas Buyers Club,” which Focus Features opens Nov. 1.
“Another Me,” formerly known as “Panda Eyes,” stars Sophie Turner (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Meanwhile, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will screen out of competition at the Rome Film Festival on Nov. 14, three days after its world premiere in London and more than a week before it opens in the U.S.
The fledgling festival, coming up on its 8th year, has not shied from featuring young-adult Hollywood blockbusters, having screened “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” last year day-and-date with its U.S. debut.
Jonathan Demme’s upcoming film “Fear of Falling” will also screen at the festival, with star Wallace Shawn also in attendance.