Cannes gears up for Robin Hood
Directed by Ridley Scott, the film, which is the latest movie to tell the tale of Richard Coeur de Lion who fights against the Norman invaders and becomes the legendary hero known as Robin Hood, will be shown out of competition.
Some 19 films will compete for the Palme d'Or, including films from Mike Leigh and Ken Loach.
Loach, who will show new film Route Irish about two Liverpudlian ex-soldiers who go to Iraq to work as private contractors, previously won the top prize at Cannes for The Wind That Shakes the Barley in 2006.
Leigh has also won the Palme d'Or previously, taking the award in 1996 for Secrets And Lies.
The winner will be announced on May 23rd by the Cannes jury, which includes Kate Beckinsale, Benicio del Toro and Shekhar Kapur, and is headed up this year by director Tim Burton.