The63rd Venice Film Festival has announced that new Truman Capote drama Infamous will open the Orizzonti competition section.

Infamous stars Toby Jones asCapote alongside Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Peter Bogdanovich,Jeff Daniels and Gwyneth Paltrow. It is directed byactor-writer-director Douglas McGrath, whose credits as a director include Emma (1996) and Nicholas Nickleby (2002) and as ascreenwriter, Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway.

WarnerIndependent Pictures' Infamous is based on George Plimpton'sbook Truman Capote: In Which VariousFriends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career.

Infamous focuses on the sameperiod of his life as the Oscar-winning Capote,during which the writer developed a close relationship with convicted murderersDick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Producedby Jocelyn Hayes, Anne Walker-McBay and Christine Vachon, Infamous will have its world premiere onAugust 31 in the Orizzonti (Horizons)section which is dedicated to cutting-edge films.

Meanwhile,Venice has also announced that directors Guillermo DelToro and Mohsen Makhmalbafas well as Italian actress Stefania Rocca will join the Lion of the Future jury, which awards aprize to the best first film. As previously announced,the jury will be headed by producer Paula Wagner.

Traditionally,Venice makes few announcements ahead of its officialpress conference. But this year the festival is gearing up for competition fromthe new Rome Film Festival, which kicks off on October 13 and will reveal some detailsof its programme today.

Venice artistic director MarcoMueller will unveil Venice's full line-up in Rome on July 27.

Thisyear the festival, which runs Aug 30-Sept 9, is expected to award a Lifetime achievementaward to David Lynch, who should present his new film Inland Empire.