Titled Aggro Dr1ft, the 80-minute film—which will screen as part of the festival's Fiction lineup—sees Scott starring alongside actor Jordi Mollà. Additional details were not immediately announced.
The 2023 edition of the Venice International Film Festival kicks off on Aug. 30 and runs through Sept. 9. Other titles confirmed to be making out-of-competition appearances include Richard Linklater's Hit Man, Cédric Kahn’s Making Of, Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and more. Projects from Woody Allen and Roman Polanski are also on the lineup. Meanwhile, the dual SAG and WGA strikes are expected to have a noticeable impact on festival proceedings.
As fans will note, it was reported back in 2021 that Scott’s Cactus Jack Films had entered into a production deal with A24. At the time, the deal was described as including a project linked with Scott's forthcoming Utopia album. It's unclear at the time of this writing, however, whether A24 is involved with Aggro Dr1ft.
Complex has reached out to reps for Travis Scott and Harmony Korine for comment, as well as to A24. This story may be updated.
Korine last rolled into theaters with his Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg-starring comedy The Beach Bum back in 2019. That film, also featuring Isla Fisher and Martin Lawrence, marked Korine’s return to the big screen seven years after the release of his acclaimed A24-backed (and Venice-premiered) hit Spring Breakers.
After years of teasing, Scott’s Utopia is indeed imminent. During his Rolling Loud Miami set this weekend, Scott told fans he was “dropping a movie in theaters with my album on Friday.” That film, titled Circus Maximus, is believed to be a separate project from Korine’s aforementioned Aggro Dr1ft.
Earlier this month, claims surfaced about Scott's previously announced Pyramids of Giza event being called off ahead of the album's release. Live Nation later refuted such claims, confirming in a statement shared with Complex that “there have been no changes to Travis Scott’s show in Egypt." Furthermore, the rep added, "any reports to the contrary are false."