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'Robin Hood' to invade France early
Director Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood," starring Russell Crowe in the role of the famed outlaw, will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 12. However, the film will compete for the fabled Palm d'Or. Instead, it will follow the recent festival trend of one big Hollywood movie showcasing at the festival. Those films include "Kung Fu Panda," "The Da Vinci Code" and "Up."
With the festival running from May 12 to 23 the premiere is perfectly timed for "Robin Hood's" opening date on May 14 in the states.
Scott previously brought the films "The Duelists" which he won a "Best First Work Award) and "Thelma & Louise," which closed the fest in 1991, to the Coisette.