Armageddon Time: James Gray’s Personal Film, Starring Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong–Preview of Cannes 2022 (Competition)

Quintessential indie filmmaker James Gray is the auteur–producer, writer, director–of Armageddon Time, his eighth feature, which is a personal period drama.

In May 2019, Gray announced that he would be writing and directing a film based on his upbringing in Queens, New York.

It stars Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, and Jeremy Strong.

The film was shot in New Jersey by acclaimed cinematographer Darius Khondji.

It is scheduled to be released in the US by Focus Features, after world premiering (in competition) at the 2022 Cannes Film Fest.

Cate Blanchett was cast in May 2020, and Gray promised to shoot all of her scenes in three days.

The following month, De Niro, Oscar Isaac, Donald Sutherland, and Anne Hathaway were added to the cast, with plans to film in New York City once the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were more under control.

By the time production began, Blanchett, De Niro, Isaac, and Sutherland were no longer involved.

Shooting began in October 2021 in New Jersey and wrapped wo months later, in December 2021

Cast
Anne Hathaway
Anthony Hopkins
Jeremy Strong
Michael Banks Repeta
Jaylin Webb
Ryan Sell
Andrew Polk
Domenick Lombardozzi
Tovah Feldshuh

Films Directed by James Gray

Little Odessa (1994)

The Yards (2000)

We Own the Night (2007)

Two Lovers (2008)

The Immigrant (2013)

The Lost City of Z (2016)

Ad Astra (2019)

Armageddon Time (2022)