Woody Allen Movie Featuring France's First Lady To Open Cannes Film Festival

Woody Allen attends the after party for 'Whatever Works' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2009 in New York City Woody Allen attends the after party for 'Whatever Works' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2009 in New York City

Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” which features France’s first lady in a minor role, will be the opening night movie at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

“Midnight in Paris” marks the acting debut of former supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

The romantic comedy stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates and Adrien Brody.

Allen’s film will screen at Cannes and throughout France on May 11.

The 75-year-old New Yorker is a regular at Cannes, and in 2002 the festival gave him a special achievement award.

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