Nicole Kidman to appear in four Cannes Film Festival titles

Two of Nicole Kidman's films, The Beguiled and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, will compete for the coveted Palme d'Or.

Nicole Kidman stars in four titles screening at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in May (17).

The Australian actress will be making multiple appearances at the 70th edition of the French film event in May (17) in support of three movies and her TV show Top of the Lake.

She has two films in the main competition - The Beguiled by Sofia Coppola, which also stars Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, and Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which again co-stars Colin.

She will also be seen in John Cameron Mitchell's upcoming sci-fi comedy How to Talk to Girls at Parties, which will premiere out of competition, and in episodes from season two of Top of the Lake, which will be screened as a special event.

Most of the Cannes line-up was announced on Thursday (13Apr17) in Paris. Other competition titles include Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck, which stars Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here, with Joaquin Phoenix, and The Meyerowitz Stories by Noah Baumbach, which features an all-star cast including Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson and Adam Sandler.

Also competing for the coveted Palme d'Or is Good Time by Benny and Josh Safdie, which stars Robert Pattinson, Okja by Bong Joon-Ho, which features Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano, Michael Haneke's Happy End, starring Isabelle Huppert and Toby Jones, and Ismael's Ghosts with Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Other notable screenings including actor/screenwriter Taylor Sheridan's latest directorial effort Wind River, which stars Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner, as part of the Un Certain Regard section, Kristen Stewart's directorial short Come Swim, which previously debuted at Sundance Film Festival in January (17), Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu's short virtual reality project, and Vanessa Redgrave's documentary Sea Sorrow, about refugees.

In addition to Top of the Lake, two episodes of David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival will be screened as a special event ahead of its premiere on U.S. network Showtime later in May (17).

The Cannes Film Festival runs from 17 to 28 May (17). Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will serve as jury president.

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