Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly could be forced to miss the Cannes
Film Festival because his passport is being reviewed by the U.S. Government.
Homeland Security is investigating 31-year-old Kelly, reportedly because there
is a James Kelly on the terrorist watch list.
Fearing he will be unable to attend the premiere of his new movie Southland
Tales at Cannes later this month, Kelly has contacted a senator and has recruited
his mother to hunt out documents to help him prove his American citizenship.
The Virginia-born writer/director fears the issue could be connected
to the plot of his new movie, which is in part about security measures taken
by the U.S. Government following 9/11.
He says, ""The paranoid conspiracy freak inside me is starting to
think this has something to do with the film.""