Hey folks, Harry here... Rest easy. You're safer today, because The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating Richard Kelly as a suspected Terrorist. This is, of course, a completely ludicrous story - and will only go further to reduce the credibility and increase the perception of buffoonery by Homeland Security - where they apparently think that someone named RICHARD KELLY is too close to someone named JAMES KELLY. Surely he'll get to his premiere. After all, he's put in a lot of work on SOUTHLAND TALES, he deserves to enjoy his Cannes premiere... unless of course he's a dirty evil suspected terrorist.
From IMDB: Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly could be forced to miss the Cannes Film Festival because his passport is being reviewed by the US 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 US 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 Us Government following 9/11. He says, "The paranoid conspiracy freak inside me is starting to think this has something to do with the film."