Robert De Niro
This year’s jury president is the rugged star of such hard-hitting street classics as Taxi Driver and Mean Streets.
The sometimes flame-haired iconoclast is to star in British director Lynne Ramsay’s screen rendition of Lionel Shriver’s award-winning novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, premiering this week.
Madame Sarko is to appear in Woody Allen’s latest European venture, Midnight in Paris, also starring Cotillard. His film opens the festival.
The Spanish star is to take the lead in Pedro Almodovar’s first sci-fi venture, a surreal tale about a man trying to invent a protective skin.
Brad Pitt and Sean Penn
The Hollywood staples are starring as father and son in Terrence Malick’s long-awaited The Tree of Life. They appear in different eras in the film, but may appear together on the red carpet of Cannes.