Cannes 2012: A-list love to light up the French Riviera

Cannes 2012: A-list love to light up the French Riviera

With the excitement of the Oscars now a distant memory, all eyes are turning to Cannes – the next most glamorous and exclusive date on the movie calendar.

And this year, some of Hollywood”s hottest couples will be sweeping into town to show off their new projects.

Newly-engaged Angelina Jolie will join Brad Pitt as he promotes his crime caper Killing Them Softly

They own a house just down the road, and the romantic surroundings of the French Riviera will play host to one of their first public appearances since their big announcement.

The pair are regulars at Cannes, and It”s not the first time the couple have used the festival to mark a milestone in their lives.

In 2008 Angelina, pregnant with twins Knox and Vivienne, gave onlookers a first glimpse of her baby bump.

Other couples set to grace the red carpet are Twilight duo Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison.

They coy duo are promoting their respective films, Cosmopolis – in which Robert stars – and On The Road, starring Kristen.

New dad Bruce Willis and his partner Emma Hemming will probably enjoy one of their first date nights since the birth of their little daughter.

The Die Hard daddy will have the honour of opening the festival with the seismic drama Moonrise Kingdom, which also stars Edward Norton.

Also expected to attend are Matthew McConaughey and partner Camilla Alves.

While Hollywood maven Nicole Kidman is expected to take along her singer husband, Keith Urban.

Cannes will run from May 16 to 27, with acclaimed Italian director Nanni Moretti heading up the jury.