Diane Kruger says Mr. Nobody going to Venice

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Mr. Nobody, a sci-fi film starring Jared Leto and Diane Kruger, will compete in the Venice Film Festival, Kruger told reporters this week. Leto plays a 120-year-old man reflecting on his life from a perspective in the future.

"Mr. Nobody was just selected in the Venice Film Festival, so I'm going to go to that," Kruger said in a group interview on Aug. 9 in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she was promoting Inglourious Basterds.

She likened the film to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with its approach to unreliable or fantastical memories.

"You see Jared Leto, he's 120 when the movie starts, and it's all in flashbacks," Kruger explained. The memories include alternate versions of events from the main character's life. "Like his memory of what would have been, what [was] not, people that he met along the way or may not have."

Kruger will play one of the women he meets along the way. "It's a big love story, and I play sort of a punk," she said.

Views of the future will be confined to the aging man's deathbed. "We don't really ever go into the future unless we see him, but he's about to die, basically," she said.

Jaco van Dormael directed Mr. Nobody from his own screenplay.