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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

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Category: Edition 2018

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 118'
Production Year 2018
Nationality USA
Directed by Peyton Reed
Screenplay Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari
Main cast Paul Rudd
Evangeline Lilly
Michael Peña
Walton Goggins
Bobby Cannavale
Judy Greer
Tip “T.I.” Harris
David Dastmalchian
Hannah John-Kamen
Abby Ryder-Fortson
Randall Park
Michelle Pfeiffer
Laurence Fishburne
Michael Douglas
Produced by Kevin Feige

 regista Payton ReedPEYTON REED
Peyton Reed directed Marvel Studios’ highly successful “Ant-Man,” which released on July 17, 2015, and garnered over $500 million worldwide. He returns to helm “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” the second film in the “Ant-Man” franchise.
Reed first gained national attention with his feature debut, “Bring It On.” The film won critical raves and opened at No. 1 with a $17.4 million weekend. It stayed in the top 10 for seven consecutive weeks, becoming the sleeper hit of summer 2000. It went on to sell over 5 million copies on DVD, spawning both a successful franchise for Universal and, most recently, a Broadway musical.
Reed followed it up with 2003’s “Down with Love,” a visually stunning homage to the Rock Hudson/Doris Day sex comedies of the early 1960s. The film was critically acclaimed and has become a cult favorite. In 2006, Reed helmed the smash hit “The Break-Up.” The comedy/drama debuted at No. 1 with a $39 million opening weekend and went on to gross over $200 million worldwide. It was Universal’s highest-grossing film of 2006. 2008 saw Reed direct “Yes Man,” which opened at No. 1 domestically and became a worldwide hit, grossing over $225 million globally.
Originally from Raleigh, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Reed began shooting Super 8 film at the age of 13. He started his career as a documentary editor at ZM Productions. After writing and directing the award-winning short “Almost Beat” in 1989, he directed a series of high-profile behind-the-scenes documentaries, including “The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy,” “Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump” and “The Honeymooners Anniversary Special”.
Reed went on to bring his wry wit and keen sense of visual invention to an incredibly diverse range of projects, from critically hailed comedic television (CBS’s “The Weird Al Show,” HBO’s “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” Comedy Central’s “Upright Citizens Brigade,” Fox’s “New Girl”) to music videos (She & Him, Superchunk, The Connells) to numerous commercials (Gap with Sarah Jessica Parker, Target with Isaac Mizrahi and Cisco with Ellen Page).


Marvel Studios

world sales
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Italian distribution
festival contact
The Walt Disney Company Italia