There's been a shift in 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Blindness, the highly anticipated new film from Fernando Mierelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) will open the festival. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore and Danny Glover. Based on the acclaimed novel by Jose Saramago. It opens stateside in the falls, here's the trailer-- it looks chilling, and creepy-- CAN'T WAIT.
Also Barry Levinson's new film What Just Happened?, starring Robert De Niro and Catherine Keener will close the festival. Also announced, James Gray (We Own the Night) will premiere his new film Two Lovers starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow in competition, possibly as an effort to up the star wattage.