Cannes 2012: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Shia LaBeouf Officially Join the Competition

The Cannes Film Festival revealed its 2012 lineup this morning in Paris, with a competition heavy on male auteurs — and films featuring Croisette-ready stars like Robert Pattinson (Cosmopolis), Kristen Stewart (On the Road), Brad Pitt (Killing Them Softly), Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy (Lawless). Lee Daniels's Precious follow-up The Paperboy (starring Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman) is also among the 22 films screening in competition, along with Wes Anderson's opening night film Moonrise Kingdom. Other competition highlights include new work from veterans David Cronenberg, Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, Cristian Mungiu, Thomas Vinterberg, Walter Salles and Abbas Kiarostami. They are joined by fellow Cannes returnees Bernardo Bertolucci and Takashi Miike, who will screen their new films out of competition. And 2012 Sundance Film Festival competition winner Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin joins the festival's Un Certain Regard lineup along with 16 other titles.

Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson (Opening Film)
Amour by Michael Haneke
The Angels' Share by Ken Loach
After The Battle by Yousry Nasrallah
Beyond the Hills by Cristian Mungiu
Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg
Holy Motors by Leos Carax
The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg
Killing Them Softly by Andrew Dominik
In Another Country by Hong Sang-soo
In the Fog by Sergei Loznitsa
Lawless by John Hillcoat
Like Someone in Love by Abbas Kiarostami
Mud by Jeff Nichols
On the Road by Walter Salles
The Paperboy by Lee Daniels
Paradise: Love by Ulrich Seidl
Post Tenebras Lux by Carlos Reygadas
Reality by Matteo Garrone
Rust and Bone by Jacques Audiard
Taste of Money by Im Sang-soo
You Haven't Seen Anything Yet by Alain Resnais

Out of Competition:
Thérése Desqueyroux by Claude Miller (Closing Film)
Me and You by Bernardo Bertolucci
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Hemingway & Gellhorn by Philip Kaufman

Midnight Screenings:
Dario Argento's Dracula by Dario Argento
Ai To Makoto by Takashi Miike

65th Birthday:
Une Journée Particuliére

Un Certain Regard:
7 Days in Habana by Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noe, Laurent Cantet
11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate by Koji Wakamatsu
Antiviral by Brandon Cronenberg
Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin
Confession of a Child of the Century by Sylvie Verheyde
Después de Lucia by Michel Franco
The Pirogue by Moussa Toure
La Playa by Juan Andrés Arango
Laurence Anyways by Xavier Dolan
Le grand soir by Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern
God's Horses by Nabil Ayouch
Loving Without Reason by Joachim Lafosse
Miss Lovely by Ashim Ahluwalia
Mystery by Lou Ye
Student by Darezhan Omirbayev
Trois Monde by Catherine Corsini
White Elephant by Pablo Trapero

Special Screenings:
A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim by Nelson Pereira Dos Santos
The Central Park Five by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
Polluting Paradise by Fatih Akin
Journal de France by Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon
Les Invisibles by Sebastien Lifshitz
Mekong Hotel by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir by Laurent Bouzereau
Villegas by Gonzalo Tobal