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'Indiana Jones' Set for Cannes Premiere

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Apr 05, 2008 | 5:37am EDT

The eagerly awaited Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month.

The hit franchise's latest outing, featuring Harrison Ford's return as the whip-cracking hero, will be shown to industry insiders at the renowned French film event days before its international release on May 22.

The news was announced by celebrated Brit actor John Hurt, who stars in the movie--but he failed to release any details of the movie's plot, insisting he has been sworn to secrecy.

And the veteran star heaped praise on 65-year-old Ford, describing him as "brilliant."

He tells U.K. talk-show host Jonothan Ross, "I have nothing but good things to say about him. He understands that whole franchise. He is that franchise."

The fourth installment in the popular franchise, which has taken 18 years to come to fruition, also stars Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and Shia LaBeouf.

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