Lineup Announced for 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Big news for cinephiles: The 2012 Cannes Film Festival competition lineup has been officially announced, and some major Hollywood names will be involved.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Walter Salles' On the Road, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy and Michael Haneke's Amour will join Rust and Bone by Jacques Audiard and David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis at the 65th annual festival. Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson will open the event.

Also screening in the competition are Holy Motors by Leos Carax, The Angels' Share by Ken Loach, John Hillcoat’s Lawless, starring Shia LaBoeuf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman alongside Jessica Chastain in a Prohibition-era drama. Other U.S. titles include Jeff Nichols' film Mud (starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon) and Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta.

One of the bigger Hollywood films at the festival will be DreamWorks Animation's Madgascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

The festival will run from May 16-27. Visit www.festival-cannes.fr for more information.

 

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