Box Office Mojo (via /Film) has tweeted: "Fox Searchlight just scheduled Sundance sensation BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD for a limited bow on June 29, 2012." The summer slot seems to indicate that the studio is taking a page out of their "The Tree Of Life" playbook (indeed 'Beasts' has drawn numerous comparisons to Terrence Malick), and as we guessed in our Cannes prediction piece, we think the film is pretty much guaranteed to be making some kind of appearance on the Croisette. Our guess is that it'll make the Un Certain Regard category. And for those of you wondering, Cannes does sometimes relax their "premieres only" policy as they did in 2010 for "Blue Valentine."
Either way, for the rest of us who couldn't make it to Utah, we're excited to see the film and glad it's coming much sooner than expected.