The head of the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival announced the list of films that will compete during the high profile competition from Paris, France on Thursday.
Several highly anticipated as-yet-released flicks will screen at the world's most luxurious film fest. Leonardo DiCaprio's The Great Gatsby, will open on May 15. French actress Audrey Tatou will serve as mistress of the opening and closing ceremonies. Zulu, which is starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, will close this year's festival.
Several of Cannes' Film Festival regulars have been included in the competition inlcuding Steven Soderbergh, Coen Brothers and Roman Polanski.
Soderberg's Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon is going head-to-head against Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis starring Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman. Also included in the competition: The Immigrant starring Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard, Polanski's Venus In Fur and Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) with BenecioDel Toro.
Other films scheduled to be screened but are not in the competition are Robert Redford's All Is Lost, Ryan Gosling's Only God Forgives, James Franco's As I Lay Dying and Mohammed Ali's Greatest Fight by Stephen Frears. Sofia Coppola's Bling Ring will open the Un Certain Regard portion of the film festival.
This year's 66th Cannes festival will run May 15-May 26. Visit Cannes Film Festval's official website for more information.
Here is the complete lineup of the 19 films in the competition and additional film screenings and honors in the list below.
CANNES COMPETITION LINEUP
Nicolas Winding Refn Only God Forgives
Alexander Payne Nebraska
Steven Soderbergh Beyond the Candelabra
Asghar Farhadi The Past
Francois Ozon Jeune et Jolie
James Gray The Immigrant
Roman Polanski Venus in Fur
Arnaud Desplechin Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)
Joel and Ethan Coen Inside Llewyn Davis
Arnaud Despallieres Michael Kohlhaas
Amat Escalante Heli
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Grisgris
Jia Zhangke A Touch of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding)
Takashi Miike Shield of Straw (Wara No Tate)
Kore-Eda Hirokazu Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi Ni Naru)
Abdellatif Kechiche La Vie d'Adele
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi Un Chateau en Italie
Alex Van Warmerdam Borgman
Paolo Sorrentino The Great Beauty
UN CERTAIN REGARD SIDEBAR LINEUP
Alain Guiraudie L'Inconnu do Lac
Valeria Golino Miele
Flora Lau Bends
James Franco As I Lay Dying
Rithy Panh L'Image Manquante
Diego Quemada-Diez La Jaula de Oro
Mohammad Rasolouf Anonymous
Claire Denis Les Salauds
Ryan Coogler Fruitvale Station
Hany Abu-Assad Omar
Adolfo Alix Jr. Death March
Sofia Coppola The Bling Ring
Rebecca Zlotowski Grand Central
Chloe Robichaud Sarah Prefere La Course
Lav Diaz Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan
OUT OF COMPETITION
Guillaume Canet Blood Ties
J.C. Chandor All is Lost
Johnnie To Blind Detective
Amit Kumar Monsoon Shootout
Taisia Igumentseva Otdat Konci
James Toback Seduced and Abandoned
Roman Polanski Weekend of a Champion
Roberto Minervini Stop the Pounding Heart
Stephen Frears Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
JERRY LEWIS TRIBUTE
Daniel Noah Max Rose
GALA SCREENING, TRIBUTE TO INDIA
Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee Bombay Talkies
Watch The Great Gatsby international trailer here