This year’s Cannes Film Festival promises to be much better than the last, as long as those volcanoes in Iceland behave themselves and buyers have deep pockets. The famed gathering of fabulous show business people opens for the 64th year tomorrow, drawing the likes of Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Jude Law, who will serve as a festival juror. Law, who is currently filming in London, was mobbed by fans today at the Nice airport waiting for an autograph.
The Wall Street Journal has a preview of the movies being shown, and which stars which attend to promote their films. Trust me, the list is packed. Woody Allen‘s Midnight In Paris will kick things off tomorrow night, with Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiering Saturday-a week before it opens worldwide. Walt Disney Studios chairman Rick Ross told the WSJ that “the timing couldn’t be more perfect. The Cannes International Film Festival is an incredible stage with an important industry legacy behind it.”
Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman will also serve as jurors, and we’ll for sure see appearances by Steve Carell, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Carey Mulligan and Antonio Banderas, to name a few.
We’ll have lots more scoop for you when the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival opens tomorrow.