Angelina Jolie has two good reasons to come to Cannes next month.
And maybe three. Or four.
Her animated film, "Kung Fu Panda," from Paramount, will be premiering at the film festival. Now it’s been announced that Clint Eastwood’s "Changeling," a 1920s-period mystery about a missing child that stars Jolie, her "Beowulf" co-star John Malkovich, Amy Ryan and Colm Feore, will be part of the competition slate.
This lends further credence to the rumors that Brad Pitt and Angelina — and their expanding brood — will be relocating to France for the impending birth of their twins, perhaps to a spiffy castle/chateau in the South of France they may have just purchased. Buzz is it’s the most expensive home they’ve yet acquired.
Another reason to do Cannes: to do good! Surely Angelina won’t want to miss Madonna at the big AIDS awareness event at Cannes. Their combined star wattage could make the amFAR fund-raiser on May 22 the biggest ever. And there’s also another fund-raiser screening of Madonna’s documentary film on Malawi AIDS orphans — "I Am Because You Are" — the night before.
However, although Angie was with Brad at Cannes last year for "A Mighty Heart" and "Ocean’s 13," she didn’t show at amFAR. Will she change her mind this year? Or is there a rift? Are Angie and Madonna — both mega-active in helping children — sort of in competition, what with Madonna adopting her very own African orphan? Hey, it could be the A-list activist version of wearing the same dress to a party. Just saying…
However, there are also rumblings that Jolie is experiencing gestational diabetes. So health issues could keep her off the carpets, away from fund-raisers and at home in their new Franco-digs. Angie looked about four months along — or more — at the SAG awards in late January. So she could actually be due in June or July!