The Da Vinci Code to Open Cannes
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
January 23, 2006
Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code will open the 59th Festival de Cannes on May 17, two days before the film is released worldwide. The movie will be released in France the same day.
Based on Dan Brown's bestseller and produced by Brian Grazer and John Calley for Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, the film, which will be screened out of competition at Cannes, stars Tom Hanks, Jean Reno, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and Paul Bettany.
The book has sold more than 30 million copies in about 40 languages