AceShowbiz - Ryan Coogler, Gary Oldman, John Travolta and Christopher Nolan will host masterclass discussions at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Festival organisers have announced that the quartet of actors and directors will participate in their annual Rendez-Vous with series of talks exploring stars and filmmakers' careers.
Ryan will be joined for his talk at the Bunuel Theatre on May 10 by critic and journalist Elvis Mitchell and his longtime collaborator Michael B. Jordan, who will be in Cannes to promote his new movie "Fahrenheit 451".
Michael has starred in all of Ryan's three films to date, the boxing epic "Creed", superhero blockbuster "Black Panther" and his 2013 debut "Fruitvale Station", which won the Best First Film award in the Un Certain Regard competition at the prestigious festival.
In addition to giving a talk at Cannes, John will premiere his troubled mafia biopic "Gotti" and introduce a 40th anniversary screening of the musical Grease at a cinema erected on the French resort's beach. "Dunkirk" filmmaker Christopher will give his talk on May 12, the day before he joins a 50th anniversary celebration of one of his favourite films, Stanley Kubrick's science-fiction epic "2001: A Space Odyssey".
Gary, who won the Best Actor Oscar in March for his portrayal of British war leader Winston Churchill, will join Douglas Urbanski, an American producer who has partnered with him on several projects, for a talk on May 18.
Films by Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard and David Robert Mitchell are entered into the main competition at Cannes, while Ron Howard's Solo: "A Star Wars Story" will premiere at the famed French movie event, which runs from May 8 to 19.