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'Furiosa' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Anya Taylor-Joy stars in "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga." Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Anya Taylor-Joy stars in "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga." Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

March 21 (UPI) -- The Cannes Film Festival announced Thursday that Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga will open this year's festival. The film will screen out of competition on May 15.

Stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke will join director George Miller in person. Miller previously brought Mad Max: Fury Road to Cannes in 2015.

Taylor-Joy plays a young Furiosa, the character played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road. Furiosa depicts her abduction from The Green Place and transformation into the road warrior who escapes Immortan Joe in the 2015 film.

Max Rockatansky would not appear in Furiosa because he does not meet her until the events of Fury Road.

Furiosa opens in theaters May 22 in France and May 24 in the U.S. The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-25.

Chris Hemsworth, seen with Elsa Pataky, stars in "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga." Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Chris Hemsworth, seen with Elsa Pataky, stars in "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga." Photo by Christine Chew/UPI