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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart movies to screen at Cannes 2012

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The lineup for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival has been officially unveiled today (April 19).

New movies from Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are among the films that will screen at the world's most prestigious film festival, now in its 65th year.

Kristen Stewart in On the Road
Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis poster


Pattinson's Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg, and Stewart's Jack Kerouac adaptation On the Road will both hold their world premieres screening in competition for the Palme D'or prize in May.

As previously announced, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom will open the festival on May 16 and also premiere in an in-competition slot. The closing night event is a showing of Claude Miller's final movie Therese D.


Other films in contention for the Palme d'Or include John Hillcoat's Western Lawless, starring Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf, Precious director Lee Daniels's The Paperboy, Brad Pitt drama Killing Them Softly and Cannes mainstay Ken Loach's latest drama The Angel's Share.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted will provide a Hollywood presence in an out-of-competition category that also includes Dario Argento's 3D take on Dracula and Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen's Hemingway & Gellhorn.

Last year's Palme d'Or winner Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) reportedly did not complete his latest film The Burial in time to make this year's Cannes.

The 2012 Cannes Film Festival will run from May 16 to May 27.

> Cannes Film Festival 2012 - lineup in full
> Nanni Moretti named president of 2012 Cannes jury
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