We can dig it! The lineup has been released for the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, which begins May 16 and where Brad and Angelina will grace everyone with their presence. That's not totally random, since they both have movies in the festival, though neither of their films are competing for the top prize, the Palme d'Or.
Twenty other films are in competition for the Palme d'Or, however, including:
- Wong Kar Wai's first English-language film My Blueberry Nights (pictured), which kicks off the festival and weirdly stars Norah Jones alongside Jude Law and Natalie Portman. According to IMDB, the story follows a young woman (Jones) during a "soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love."
- We Own the Night, a Russian mafia drama starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, and Eva Mendes.
- Quentin Tarantino's half of Grindhouse, Death Proof.
- David Fincher's well-done thriller Zodiac, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo.
- The Coen brothers' latest crime drama No Country for Old Men, starring Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones and based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.
To see the great films that aren't competing for the top prize,
Not in the competition:
- The film chronicling Mariane Pearl's tragic saga, A Mighty Heart, which stars Angelina Jolie and was produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B.
- Ocean's Thirteen, which will play at the festival before releasing stateside on June 8. The film already looks amazing.
- Cannes winner Michael Moore's new documentary about the U.S. health-care system, Sicko.
- Ken Burns' 14-hour long World War II documentary The War, which has come under fire recently for failing to pay homage to the contributions of Hispanic Americans.