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Alexander Payne's Downsizing has been tapped to be the opening-night film at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Sources have confirmed the news about the pic, a social satire that stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Alec Baldwin and Neil Patrick Harris.
This year’s Venice fest, runs August 30-September 9 and is part of the key fall festival circuit that includes Telluride and Toronto. Downsizing will bow in U.S. theaters on December 22.