BLACKPINK Jennie to go to Cannes Film Festival as an actress

“The Idol” starring BLACKPINK Jennie was selected to be screened out of competition at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.

On the morning of April 13th (local time), the 76th Cannes Film Festival Secretariat held an official press conference in Paris, France and announced the official selection list. Among them, “The Idol” was invited to the out of competition category.


Aside from “The Idol”, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (directed by James Mangold), “Killers of the Flower Moon” (directed by Martin Scorsese) and “Cobweb” (directed by Kim Jee Woon) were listed in the out of competition category.

“The Idol” is set in the music industry in Los Angeles (LA) and centers on Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), an aspiring pop idol. It is co-produced by singer The Weeknd and directed by director Sam Levinson of HBO’s popular series “Euphoria”. Details related to the characters are still veiled.


Starring Johnny Depp’s daughter-actress Lily-Rose Depp, “The Idol” boasts a splendid lineup including The Weeknd, Troy Sivan and Dan Levy. In particular, it is the first work that BLACKPINK Jennie challenged to act, so it is attracting great attention in Korea.

Local media outlet Deadline said, “Organizers have yet to confirm whether Jennie will be in attendance at Cannes, but the 27-year-old, best known as a member of the mega-popular band BLACKPINK, would be a huge Gen-Z focussed attraction for the fest.” Jennie’s attendance is still undecided.

Meanwhile, the 76th Cannes Film Festival selected Johnny Depp’s comeback film “Jeanne du Barry” (directed by Maïwenn) as its opening film. It will be held from May 16th to 27th.

Source: nate

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