Remember the feeling you used to get as a child on Christmas morning? Well, that's the feeling movie fans and movie stars alike get during the Cannes Film Festival, as one new project after another is unveiled like the world's most amazing array of stocking stuffers.
And according to The Hollywood Reporter, among those opening cinematic presents this weekend were Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Saoirse Ronan, Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund, Jennifer Hudson, Simon Pegg, Susan Sarandon and Ben Kingsley.
This year, Christmas is in May.
Here's a quick rundown of all the big names and big deals:
- Sandra Bullock will be teaming up with Melissa McCarthy to form a comedy dream team in an upcoming film by McCarthy's "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig. The film will reportedly be a buddy film about "an uptight FBI agent and an unconventional Boston cop." In other words, when Miss Congeniality met Melissa McCarthy.
- Garrett Hedlund, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Terrence Howard are all on board for the dramedy "Lullaby." Hedlund will headline as a guy whose dad decides to take himself off life support. Sounds like a fun time at the theater.
- Saoirse Ronan will star in an adaptation of Vera Brittain's acclaimed World War I memoir "Testament of Youth." The film is being produced by "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman. Is it too late to add Ronan to the "Harry Potter" films? Someone call George Lucas.
- Simon Pegg will be playing the lead in an adaptation of the novel "Hector and the Search For Happiness" by author François Lelord. Meanwhile, we still search for "Star Trek 2."
- Jim Stugress is set to star opposite Susan Sarandon in "The Big Shoe." Sadly, this is about a guy who designs shoes, not a live action version of the classic nursery rhyme about the old woman with too many kids.
- And finally, Sir Ben Kingsley will join Stellan Skarsgard for "The Physician," which is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by author Noah Gordon.