Date: 12th May 2004

Robbie off to Cannes in movie search

Robbie Williams is off to Cannes in an effort to meet as many Hollywood film bosses as possible.

The Sun says friends have claimed the buzz of his cameo appearance as a singer in new film musical De-Lovely has given him cravings to be a film star.

The paper says he's officially in Cannes to promote the film, but aides say he'll be talking to the biggest names in the business in a bid to secure acting roles.

Williams shot the scene for De-Lovely a year ago. The film's based on a Hollywood production about the life and loves of controversial songwriter Cole Porter.

Williams plays a Thirties crooner who sings one of Porter's classics, It's De-Lovely. He earned the role by covering another Porter hit, Well Did You Evah?, on his 2001 album Swing When You're Winning.

Source: Press Release