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Amitabh Bachchan's 'The Great Gatsby' to open Cannes film festival

Press Trust of India
Mar 12, 2013 at 03:15pm IST

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New Delhi: Australian director Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' will open the 66th edition of Cannes International Film Festival, starting May 15. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is making his Hollywood debut with the project, will grace the red carpet.

American rapper Jay-Z too will be present for the occasion, read a statement on the official website of the Cannes film fest.

A book-to-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's bestseller of the same name, 'The Great Gatsby' features Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire in lead roles.

'The Great Gatsby' to open Cannes film festival

Amitabh Bachchan, who is making his Hollywood debut with the project, will grace the red carpet.

Amitabh, 70, features in a brief appearance as Meyer Wolfsheim, a man with a dark past, who helps DiCaprio's character make money when he first comes to New York after the first World War.

The movie will be screened in 3D. The festival will conclude on May 26.

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