Former Bartlesville resident director Terrence Malick will premiere his movie "To the Wonder" at the Venice Film Festival in late August.
Ben Affleck, who stars in Malick's drama, is expected on the red carpet of the world's oldest film festival, along with stars including Javier Bardem and Kate Hudson.
The movie was shot in Bartlesville, Pawhuska and Tulsa in the fall of 2010.
Malick is among 18 filmmakers competing for the coveted Golden Lion during the 69th edition of the festival which runs from August 29 to September 8.
The festival will feature 51 world premieres including Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep," a thriller about a left-wing militant on the run from the FBI. Also showing for the first time is "Bad 25," Spike Lee's documentary about Michael Jackson.