Cannes Film Festival – The French Riviera is the place to be this week, as movie stars flock to the 64 th Cannes Film Festival in the Mediterranean in southern France.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are both expected to attend, for different films. Jolie arrives Thursday (along with Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman) Kung Fu Panda 2. Pitt is due on Monday for the tree of life. The couple are expected to walk the red carpet with his release.
Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams joined Woody Allen for pictures on Wednesday. It co-starred in Allen’s new movie, Midnight in Paris, which opens the festival.
Also drawing attention Wednesday were Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas, who came to show some scenes from his Puss in Boots from Shrek prequel coming in November.
Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz arriving at the festival later this week for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Other stars expected to appear are Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster.
Among the most anticipated films at the festival to reach U.S. theaters above are the following:
• Midnight in Paris: Wilson, McAdams, Adrien Brody, Michael Sheen and Tom Hiddleston Americans playing abroad in Allen’s new comedy, with a small role in France’s first lady, Carla Bruni. Opens May 20 in U.S.
• Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Depp and Cruz continued excess of $ 2,700,000,000, this time with director Rob Marshall’s new success Gore Verbinski. The adventure begins May 20 in U.S.
• Kung Fu Panda 2: Black Jolie and Hoffman join the voices of Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh in this animated sequel, directed by Jennifer Yuh, which opens May 26 in U.S.
• The Tree of Life: Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain star in this 1950′s domestic drama that turns science fiction. It is only the fifth feature film directed by Terrence Malick movie in 40 years. Tree opens May 27 in U.S.
• The Beaver: Mel Gibson and Foster star in this tale of an odd man clinical depression begins to speak through a hand puppet. Foster is also shown. The film has already opened in the U.S., but gets a wider release on May 20.