IFC Films has released an amusing trailer for a new comedy titled Official competition. The movie stars Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas as two big-ego actors who are hired by a millionaire to make a movie together. The film has been described as “a sharp comedy that skewers wealth, art and pride”.
Here is the summary:
When a billionaire entrepreneur impulsively decides to make a cult film, he demands the best. Acclaimed filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) is recruited to direct this ambitious venture. Rounding out the all-star cast are two actors with tremendous talent but even bigger egos: Hollywood heartthrob Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and radical theater actor Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Both are legends, but not exactly best friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric trials set by Lola, Félix and Iván must not only confront each other, but their own legacy as well. Who is left when the cameras are finally rolling?
I’m sure the creative team had a lot of fun poking around in this industry they have a lot of experience in. I can’t help but think they poured some of their experience in the film business into this film.
The film was directed Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat, and it will debut at the Cannes Film Festival. It will then be released in theaters on June 17th and on VOD on August 2nd.
https://geektyrant.com/news/antonio-banderas-and-penlope-cruz-are-egomaniacal-movie-stars-in-trailer-for-the-comedy-official-competition Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz star in egomaniacal movie stars in comedy trailer OFFICIAL CONTEST – GeekTyrant