'Moonrise Kingdom' To Open The 65th Cannes Film Festival

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by Kevin Jagernauth
March 8, 2012 9:16 PM
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With the Cannes Film Festival now just two months away, we'll soon be getting a flurry of news about both the film and filmmakers headed to the Croisette. But to get things rolling, one film that we figured would make an apperance, has been confirmed.

Premiere movie magazine in France reports that festival honcho Thierry Fremaux has selected Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" to open the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Well we can't say we're surprised. All the signs have been pointing to a bow premiere at Cannes from the May 16th release date in France (the same date the fest kicks off), the starry red carpet ready cast and the fact that the beloved director has actually never been to Cannes to a show a film. But, it now seems Anderson can book his ticket and the festival line up is off to a great start.

Anderson's latest stars newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, as a young couple who fall in love and run away together, turning their small town upside down in the process. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban round out the cast, and we couldn't be more excited. And if you can't make it to the Croisette not to worry, "Moonrise Kingdom" opens on May 25th. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 16-27.

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  • jingmei | March 8, 2012 10:17 PMReply

    Cool post in details. Am just glad to know anything great news about Cannes. Yeah indeed Wes Anderson has not showed up there even once. At the same time his quirky adorable characteristics ambience is pretty suitable for more or less weirdly quiet Europeans. (:

  • Peter Pillo | March 8, 2012 9:22 PMReply

    Great news. I hope to hear Savages is next!

  • jimmiescoffee | March 8, 2012 9:21 PMReply

    wes anderson is lucky. he is an extreme talent without doubt, but lucky. i eagerly await this film.

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