Cannes Film Festival to Welcome Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Yan MaisaniVisual Press/JPI

updated 05/11/2011 AT 10:35 AM ET

originally published 05/11/2011 AT 10:45 AM ET

The French Riviera is the place to be this week, as movie stars flock to the 64th Cannes Film Festival on the Mediterranean in the south of France.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are both expected to attend, for different films. Jolie arrives Thursday (along with Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman) for Kung Fu Panda 2. Pitt is due next Monday for The Tree of Life. The couple are expected to walk the red carpet together for his premiere.

Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams joined Woody Allen for photos on Wednesday. They costar in Allen’s new film, Midnight in Paris, which opens the festival.

Also turning heads on Wednesday were Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas, who arrived to show some footage from their Shrek prequel Puss in Boots, which comes out in November.

Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz are due to arrive at the festival later this week for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Other stars expected to show up include Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster.

Among the more highly anticipated films at the festival that will be hitting U.S. theaters soon are the following:

• Midnight in Paris: Wilson, McAdams, Adrien Brody, Michael Sheen and Tom Hiddleston play Americans abroad in Allen’s new comedy, featuring a small role for France’s First Lady, Carla Bruni. It opens May 20 in the U.S.


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