Zulu, Starring Orlando Bloom And Forest Whitaker, To Close This Year's Cannes Film Festival

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-04-12 16:09:28discussion comments
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As we coast into the start of the summer blockbuster season and start to see the release of huge films like Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III hit theaters, we must also remember that the season will also open with one of the biggest, most prestigious independent film events in the world. The Cannes Film Festival, held annually since 1946, is getting ready to start up on May 15th and will run until May 26 with Steven Spielberg serving as President of the Jury. It was previously revealed that Baz Luhrmann's anticipated adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby will be opening this year's events, but today we've learned which film will be closing them.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Zulu, the South African movie based on the novel by Caryl Ferey and directed and co-adapted by Jerome Salle, will be the title that will end the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Described by the newspaper as being "part crime noir and part social study," the story follows two police officers (Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom) who work together to solve a crime that involves the murder of two young woman and a devastating drug that is quickly becoming popular in the city of Cape Town. Salle last directed the 2011 thriller The Burma Conspiracy with Sharon Stone.

The film doesn't currently have a release date in the United States, but that very well could change following its festival premiere next month in the south of France.
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