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Christopher Nolan says 'Dunkirk' is not going to Cannes

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/31/2017 By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
Christopher Nolan, director of the upcoming film "Dunkirk," discusses the film onstage during the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Christopher Nolan, director of the upcoming film "Dunkirk," discusses the film onstage during the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Filmmaker Christopher Nolan says that despite speculation to the contrary, his upcoming World War II epic "Dunkirk" is not going to play at the Cannes Film Festival.

Christopher Nolan, director of the upcoming film "Dunkirk," discusses the film during the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Christopher Nolan, director of the upcoming film "Dunkirk," discusses the film during the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Nolan told The Associated Press that the film will not be done by the time films are lighting up the Croisette at the esteemed festival, now in its 70th year. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 17 through May 28, and official selections will be announced on April 13.

Christopher Nolan, director of the upcoming film "Dunkirk," and his wife, the film's producer Emma Thomas, pose together before the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Christopher Nolan, director of the upcoming film "Dunkirk," and his wife, the film's producer Emma Thomas, pose together before the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Telling the story of the famed evacuation of Allied soldiers in May and June of 1940, "Dunkirk" is set for release in North American theaters on July 21. It stars Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles and newcomer Fionn Whitehead.

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