ROME – Brie Larson will be feted by the 20th edition of the Capri-Hollywood film festival dedicated to launching Oscar hopefuls and establishing a bridgehead between Hollywood and Italy’s film and showbiz communities.
Larson, an awards season frontrunner for her intense, Oscar buzz-generating performance as Ma in Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room” is expected to make the trek to the Italo isle off the coast of Naples to receive a Best Actress of the Year nod.
In making the announcement, Capri topper Pascal Vicedomini noted that Larson, who is 26, “is considered the new rising star in Hollywood,” thanks to her work this year in ‘Room’ and ‘Trainwreck’ opposite Amy Schumer.
“Room,” which opens in Italy in March, will bow locally from the fest where other awards-buzz pics will also launch, including John Crowley’s “Brooklyn,” Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” and Justin Kurzel-directed “Macbeth,” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Capri, which attracts industry heavyweights and stars from Hollywood and Europe, will run Dec. 27-Jan 2, 2016.
Vicedomini also runs a sister summer fest, called Ischia Global, on a neighboring isle, as well as a pre-Oscars showcase for Italian movies in L.A. called Los Angeles, Italia.