The Deauville Festival ofAmerican Film, which kicks off on Friday, has substituted one of itscompetition films.

Rather than screening KevinBacon's directorial debut Loverboy, Omar Naim debut feature The FinalCut, will be shown instead.

Reasons for the last minutechange were not given. The Final Cut stars Robin Williams, JamesCaviezel and Mira Sorvino. Bacon himself will still be represented in thecompetition with his starring turn in The Woodsman.

On Friday evening, the 30thanniversary edition of the festival gets underway with the screening of jurypresident Claude Lelouch's latest film Les Parisiens, part of hisplanned trilogy Le Genre Humaine.