Fernando Meirelles’ “Blindness” and Barry Levinson’s “What Just Happened?” will open and close the 61st Cannes Film Festival respectively reports Variety.
“Blindness” stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal in a thriller about a city succumbing to an epidemic of blindness. It will kick off the festival on May 14th, playing in Competition. Miramax will release the film States-side early in the Fall.
The Hollywood satire “What Just Happened?” stars Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis Robin Wright Penn. It previously premiered at Sundance this year to muted response, nevertheless will close the fest on May 25th.
The festival has also added James Gray’s “Two Lovers” to the competition line-up. The romantic drama toplines Joaquin Phoenix as an aspiring photographer and Gwyneth Paltrow as the attractive girl next door.