According to their website, The Black Dahlia will see its world premiere and open the 63rd Venice Film Festival on 30th August 2006. It will also be presented in competition. The all star cast, including Scarlett Johansson, have been confirmed to step on the red carpet in Venice’s (Italy) Lido island.
“We are honoured”, declared President Davide Croff and Director Marco Muller, “That Brian De Palma has chosen to inaugurate the 63rd Venice Film Festival with his new and long-awaited thriller, thus confirming his strong links with Venice. We are also happy that the Festival, thanks to this film, will once again be able to welcome two great stars from today’s film industry, both of whom first made a name for themselves in Venice: Scarlett Johansson, with Lost in Translation, and a jury member in 2004, and Hilary Swank, who was in Venice in 1999 with the film that won her her first Oscar, Boy’s Don’t Cry.”