Cannes Fest Unveils Lineup

According to Variety:

Steven Soderbergh’s two pic Che bio and Clint Eastwood’s “The Changeling” look like potential standouts at a 61st Cannes Film Festival that may be a touch lighter on Yank Palme d’Or contenders but is heavy on Hollywood glam, thanks to multiple U.S. pics, both studio and indie, packing out many out-of-competition slots.

Soderbergh’s inclusion — he competes with “The Argentine” and “Guerrilla” — looks like a last-minute decision. For much of this week, there seemed genuine uncertainty as to whether he would be able to finish the two films by the time Cannes rolls.

And neither, though announced by Cannes general delegate Thierry Fremaux Wednesday morning in Paris, figure on the competition list handed out at the end of the Cannes festival press conference.

Three Stateside out-of-competition players, all with major star quotients, thanks to largely choral casts, look set to keep Palais flashguns popping at least every other day.

As predicted, Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” world preems down on the Croisette, possibly on Sunday May 18. It promises this fest’s must-attend, highest-glam event.

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