updated 02/29/2008 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/29/2008 AT 12:55 PM ET
Harrison Ford had better send his tux from the Oscars to the cleaners. The star of the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – the first Indy adventure in 19 years – is going to the Cannes Film Festival.
Despite initial rumors that the movie would open this year’s annual rite of spring in the South of France – to run from May 14-25 – the movie, which also stars Shia LaBeouf and original Raiders of the Lost Ark costar Karen Allen, is due to be screened out-of-competition in Cannes, as a special festival centerpiece, on May 18, reports Variety.
The movie opens in the rest of the world on May 22.
So far, no comment confirming the booking has come from Paramount Pictures or filmmakers George Lucas or Steven Spielberg, reports Britain’s Guardian newspaper.
– Stephen M. Silverman