Date: 20th March 2001
CANNES is to be turned into Middle Earth during this year's (01) film festival.
The event in May (01) will show what's described as an appetizer for Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) with the film's producers renting a castle just outside Cannes, to which they are planning to bring in parts of the movie's set to recreate the magical world.
According to Danish newspaper BT, the film's director PETER JACKSON and much of the cast will be at the festival to help promote the trilogy. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) is due for release in Britain in December (01). (RP/WNWCAN/KW)