April 23, 2014

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie among celebs expected at Cannes


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The official lineup for the Cannes Film Festival won’t be announced until Thursday, but we already know the festival on the exclusive beach will be a star-studded affair.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson are the brightest stars expected to attend the fest in support of various films. This year’s Cannes runs May 11-22.

Penn and Pitt are attending for Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” which is rumored to be part of the lineup. Depp, meanwhile, will support his fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, which also stars Cruz.

PEOPLE also reports that invitations to the 64th Cannes Fest “are also out to Rolling Stone Keith Richards, Madonna, Jack Black and France’s First Lady, Carla Bruni, who happens to be making her acting debut in a Woody Allen movie.”

Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” already confirmed as the fest’s Opening Night selection, will bring cast members Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates and Adrien Brody, PEOPLE reports.

We’ll bring you the full Cannes lineup when it’s released on Thursday.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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