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The Great Gatsby to Open the Cannes Film Festival

Where last year Cannes went with the humble Moonrise Kingdom to open the festival, this year they're going in the exact opposite direction: Baz Luhrmann's super-extravagant adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The film is set for a May 10 Stateside release and will appear in Cannes five days later. Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge kicked off the 2001 festival with a massive party. He'll probably take it easy this time, however, since it's not like the source material is famously filled with giant, roaring parties. Oh, wait ...

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