Bruce Willis film to open Cannes festival

Bruce Willis will star with Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton in Moonrise Kingdom Credit: REUTERS

Moonrise Kingdom, which stars Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray, will open this year's Cannes Film Festival on May 16.

Director Wes Anderson's new film is set in New England in the summer of 1965 and will mark the return to the festival for Swinton who appeared last year supporting her critically-acclaimed role in We Need to Talk About Kevin.

The festival - which last year attracted stars like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp - will announce which films will be in the running for the prestigious Palme d'Or next month.