May 10th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
The Cannes Film Festival hasn't even started yet, but planned festivities are already making headlines.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, word out of the French Riviera is that Al Pacino will join the cast of the upcoming film " Gotti: Three Generations."
The "Godfather" star will play mobster Neil Dellacroce, a mentor to John Gotti Sr. who will be played by John Travolta. Other cast members include Travolta's wife Kelly Preston, Lindsay Lohan and Joe Pesci.Switching from mafia to musical, THR also reports that Lady Gaga will perform a concert at Cannes.
The singer's album drops on May 23, and she is slated to perform Wednesday on the show "Le Grand Journal," whose stage will take over one of the main roads in Cannes, the Croisette.
Gaga will answer questions from the show's host and sing her single "Judas" for the festival's crowd.
As charitable as Gaga has been, she may want to enter the popular contest Cannes has brought back.
On May 13, Cannes will release via its YouTube channel an opportunity to shoot a video for a charity organization. Entrants between the ages of 18 and 28 have 48 hours to create the video and will then be tasked with pushing it viral.
The winner will receive a free trip to Cannes and the winning video will be entered into competition for a Cannes Young Lion award.
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