Tom Hanks' 'Larry Crowne' to Close ScreenSingapore (Cannes 2011)

 Cannes Film Festival

CANNES -- Tom Hanks' Larry Crowne, starring the man himself alongside Julia Roberts will close ScreenSingapore, the inaugural film hybrid event set to run in June.

The movie will unspool at the $20 million refurbished Shaw Lido theater in Singapore.

Other Hollywood heavy presence at the show will be paraded with Mr Popper's Penguins starring Jim Carrey and Super 8, J.J. Abrams sci-fi thriller getting the red carpet treatment during the show.

ScreenSingapore board, which includes Ashok Armitraj, Shekhar Kapur and Greg Coote, told a gathering in Cannes Monday a year on from announcing its set up the event will include a trade expo, premieres, previews and a platform for Asian cinema.

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