Date: 5th April 2004

Troy to get special screening at Cannes

Troy, starring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom, is to get a special screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The epic will be shown on the event's second day, May 13, the day before it opens in the US, reports Variety.

Wolfgang Petersen's film also stars Peter O'Toole, Julie Christie, Brian Cox, Eric Bana and Sean Bean.

Based on Homer's tale, it's about the siege of Troy by the Greeks.

Also showing at Cannes are DreamWorks' Shrek 2, the Coen Brothers' The Ladykillers and Cole Porter biopic De-lovely, starring Kevin Kline.

Kill Bill Volume 2 from festival jury president Quentin Tarantino will have a screening, although it would have already opened in the US and UK. Cannes runs from May 12 to 22.

Source: Press Release