The “Twilight” twosome will be jet-setting to the famed seaside film festival to promote two of their highly anticipated films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
But they aren’t the only ones adding some Hollywood sparkle to the French festival, which takes place alongside the French Riviera. Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, Reese Witherspoon, Marion Cotillard and Matthew McConaughey will all be on hand to promote films there.
Several other highly anticipated films will also see their grand debut, including Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” “American cinema has come back relatively en force,” Cannes’ artistic director Thierry Fremaux said at a press conference on Thursday (April 19).
This year’s festivities also pay homage to Marilyn Monroe, who has recently found a resurgence in pop culture (“My Week With Marilyn,” “Smash,” Nicki Minaj’s track, “Marilyn Monroe”). She is the face of the festival, appearing on a poster blowing out birthday candles in honor of the bash’s 65th birthday.
The 65th annual Festival de Cannes will run from May 16 to May 27. Of the 1,779 films submitted, 54 films made the final cut. Fremaux said a Cannes selection is “a trip through the cinema and through the world.”