Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, has been selected as the opening-night film for the Cannes Film Festival.
The film will screen out of competition May 12, the opening day of the festival, which ends May 23.
The Universal Pictures feature was written by Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential, Mystic River) and portrays the beginnings of the Robin Hood legend.
Scott is a familiar face at the festival, having been to the Riviera in 1977 with prize winner The Duellists and in 1991 with Thelma And Louise.
Robin Hood, which also stars Max Von Sydow, Lea Seydoux and William Hurt, will be released in France on the day it screens at the festival and the rest of the world on May 14.