Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby has been tapped to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 15th. Following in the
footsteps of Pixar’s Up (2009) and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood (2010), this is the third big budget Hollywood film in the last five years to open the festivities. To keep with tradition, however, the opening night film will screen out of competition. Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge also opened Cannes back in 2001. Gatsby is currently slated for a May 10th release date, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that get pushed back now that it has a date with Cannes.