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Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman in Venice film fest lineup

This year's Venice Film Festival will include a stylish thriller from Tom Ford, a sci-fi drama with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams and a star turn from Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Organizers of the world's oldest film festival announced a 20-strong competition lineup Thursday that includes fashion designer Ford's "Nocturnal Animals," with Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi feature "Arrival" and Pablo Larrain's biopic of the former U.S. first lady, "Jackie."

Venice is an important awards-season springboard — along with the overlapping Toronto Film Festival — and gave Academy Award best-picture...

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