You Were Never Really Here

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You Were Never Really Here
Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Produced by
  • Rosa Attab
  • Pascal Caucheteux
  • James Wilson
  • Lynne Ramsay
Written by Lynne Ramsay
Starring
Cinematography Thomas Townend
Edited by Joe Bini
Production
company
Distributed by Amazon Studios
Release date
  • May 2017 (2017-05) (Cannes)
Running time
95 minutes[1]
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • United States
Language English

You Were Never Really Here is an upcoming British-French-American film written and directed by Lynne Ramsay, based on the novella of the same name by Jonathan Ames. It stars Joaquin Phoenix.

It has been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

A war veteran's attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On 11 May 2016 it was reported that Lynne Ramsay would write and direct an adaptation of Jonathan Ames' novella You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix. The project would be shopped to Cannes buyers.[4] Although it was initially reported that A24 had acquired the project, Amazon Studios bought U.S. rights to You Were Never Really Here on 13 May 2016.[5] On 25 July 2016 Alessandro Nivola joined the cast.[6] As of 18 August 2016 You Were Never Really Here began filming in and around New York City.[7]

Release[edit]

It will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2017.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (April 13, 2017). "Sofia Coppola, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke, Bong-Joon Ho & 'Twin Peaks' Lead 2017 Cannes Film Festival Line Up". ThePlaylist.net. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The 2017 Official Selection". Cannes. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, 'Twin Peaks' and More". IndieWire. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Calvario, Liz (May 11, 2016). "Joaquin Phoenix To Star In Lynne Ramsay's Sex Trafficking Thriller 'You Were Never Really Here'". Indiewire. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ Keslassy, Elsa; Setoodeh, Ramin (May 13, 2016). "Cannes: Amazon Sweeps in To Buy Joaquin Phoenix's 'You Were Never Really Here'". Variety. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 25, 2016). "'Neon Demon's' Alessandro Nivola Joins Joaquin Phoenix's 'You Were Never Really Here'". Variety. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Thursday, Aug. 18 Filming Locations for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Chicago Fire, Homeland, Bull, & more!". On Location Vacations. August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy; Evans, Greg (April 13, 2017). "Cannes Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, 'Twin Peaks'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 

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