by: Joshua Brunsting
April 12th, 2011

With this year’s Cannes Film Festival slowly starting to take shape, not only is the lineup beginning to form, but keeping in line with recent years, it’s about to get a whole lot bigger.

According to Le Figaro (via The Playlist), Disney is looking to bring their upcoming franchise picture, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, to the Croisette, making its world premiere on Saturday, May 14, just four days prior to its theatrical release in France, and six before its stateside bow.

Now, the festival will officially announce their lineup on Thursday, and if the past few years are any indication, this should come as no shock. Playing home to films like ROBIN HOOD and WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS, the festival like to play a few bigger releases amongst their cavalcade of foreign, indie, and arthouse projects.

Variety is also reporting that Pedro Almodovar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN should be hitting the festival, while new films from David Cronenberg, Terence Davies, and Andrea Arnold likely won’t be ready in time for the festival.

That all said, the festival is going to likely be one of the bigger and more hotly talked-about festivals in quite some time, so expect a ton of chatter come Thursday when the festival announces its lineup.

What do you think?

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