Monday, April 15, 2013

Cannes Film Festival 2013 Program: US stars to attend in full force?

With the official announcement just a few days away, rumors are flying around on who will make it onto the program for the Cannes Film Festival 2013 and compete for the prestigious "Golden Palm" of the Cannes Film Festival.
For those who can't wait for April 18, the day of the official announcement of the 2013 Cannes Festival program, the usually well-informed local newspaper Nice-Matin ran an article in its weekend edition on the hottest candidates for the this years festival program.
One category: "les americains" - whether there is suffient or too much US participation is always a hotly discussed topic. For one, US films often mean Hollywood stars will attend the festival, ensuring excitement with the general public and the paparazis.
So how will the 2013 Cannes Film Festival fare? Well, it seems Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are likely to attend for Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra" who is likely to be selected for the festival program. Also attending will be Justin Timberlake as star of likely slected "Inside Llewyn Davis" by the Cohen brothers.
And it seems Brad Pitt will be back as well (see his 2012 appearance in video below), in Steve McQueen's "Twelve years a slave", also including Michael Fassbender. Also, Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to attend as part of the cast in James Gray's "Nightingale". Last, but not least, Hollywood legend Robert Redford might come as part of J.C Chandor's "All is lost".
But that's not all: there will be Leonardi DiCaprio for the already confirmed opening film "Gatsby" by Baz Luhrman as well as Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom for the also already confirmed film "Zulu" by Jerome Salle.
So it seems that 2013 Cannes Festival Jury President Steven Spielberg had a positive effect on US attendance - it looks as if this year will be a great year for stars from the US will show up in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival program.
[source: Nice Matin]

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