Joel Coen's The Man Who Wasn't There, toplining Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand and Woody Allen's The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion, featuring Dan Aykroyd, Helen Hunt and Charlize Theron are among a raft of titles which have been added to Deauville's 2001 line-up.
Both the Coen brothers (whose debut film, Blood Simple, was screened in Deauville in 1984) and Allen (Small Time Crooks had a 'surprise' screening in Deauville last year) are regulars and Allen's two leading ladies, Hunt and Theron, will be in attendance. The Dreamworks-produced The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion and Working Title's The Man Who Wasn't There are both distributed in France by Bac Films.
The new batch of titles in the Premieres section also include David Mirkin's crime comedy Heartbreakers, featuring Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ray Liotta, and two romantic comedies, Tony Goldwyn's Someone Like You and Edward Burns' Sidewalks of New York, as well as two thrillers, Tom McLoughlin's Sins Of The Father (aka The Unsaid), which toplines Andy Garcia, and Bill Bennett's Tempted, starring Burt Reynolds, who will be in attendance and honoured by a tribute.
Larry Clark's thriller Bully has also been added to the Panorama section while Mark Rydell's tv drama James Dean will be screened as part of a James Dean tribute.