Just a couple days after the announcement that The Laundromat will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, multiple sources are reporting today that the film will also be shown in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Venice runs from August 28-September 7, so technically, the world premiere might actually be there? No word yet on which day the film will be shown for each festival.
Also, and to my great surprise, the sources reporting this morning's news are describing The Laundromat as a "dark comedy." I was not expecting that at all. Apparently Meryl's character sort of unearths the tax-avoidance scheme of Mossack-Fonseca. The fact that it apparently will have some light-heartedness to it is actually kind of refreshing, considering how dry the tagline sort of reads.
Are we not going to get at least a teaser trailer beforehand?!