Jérôme Salle's "Zulu" featuring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker has been tapped this time to be the final reel played at Cannes this year. Set in apartheid-era Cape Town, two cops on the beat (Bloom and Whitaker) investigate the murder of a 18 year-old girl, the daughter of a member of the championship winning Springboks rugby team. Combining elements of political film noir and social study, this may not be a prize winner, but perhaps it will just be a solid B-flick? Given Salle's previous credits (populist French fare like "Anthony Zimmer" -- which was remade into "The Tourist" -- and "Largo Winch") that's probably the most we can expect.
The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15-26 and Audrey Tautou will preside over the open and closing ceremonies.