updated 04/12/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/12/2010 AT 1:05 PM ET
Age hasn’t withered the star power of the Cannes Film Festival. The 63rd edition, from May 12-23, could deliver appearances by Johnny Depp for his film Rum Diary and Brad Pitt whose multi-generational saga Tree of Life is being touted as a possible shoo-in entry.
Also likely to roll out at the annual film rite of spring in the South of France, which will open with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in Robin Hood: Javiar Bardem in Biutiful, as well as Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jason Stratham, Jet Li and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the testosterone-charged Expendables. The official announcement of entries comes Thursday.