Autómata, Starring Banderas, to Compete at the San Sebastian International Film Festival

Antonio Banderas is heading to Northern Spain… 

Gabe Ibanez‘s latest project Autómata, starringthe 54-year-old Spanish actor, will compete at the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Antonio Banderas in Automata

Banderas portrays Jacq Vaucan in Ibanez’s sci-fi thriller that’s being hailed as a cross between a western and a detective movie. It was co-written by Igor Legarreta and Javier Sánchez Donate.

Autómata also stars Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster and Tim McInnerny.

Other films added to the competition lineup include Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier’s latest drama, A Second Chance, Anahi Berneri’s Aire Libre, Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira, Cristian Jimenez‘s La Voz en Offand Cedric Kahn’s Wild Life.

The six films will all vie for the Golden Shell against others announced earlier this month.

San Sebastian, Spain’s A-level festival, runs Sept. 19- Sept. 27 in the northern Basque region.

Krause to Star in “White Rabbit”

Nick Krause is preparing to go down the rabbit hole…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican actor, who had a break-out role in Alexander Payne’s Oscar-winning drama The Descendants, is set to star in the indie film White Rabbit.

Nick Krause

Described as a dark drama with fantasy elements, White Rabbit tells the story of a bullied, high school teen, to be played by Krause, who starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was nine years old. The rabbit, along with other imaginary characters, turn menacing in the hopes of pushing him over the edge and luring him into one last fatal act of revenge.

Tim McKann is directing the film, which will begin shooting in New Orleans in July.

Krause won rave reviews for playing the dim-witted but affable Sid—the boyfriend of Shailene Woodley—in The Descendants. One of the film’s most memorable scenes involved Krause getting punched in the face by Robert Forster.