Tom Hanks and other stars of "The Da Vinci Code" have set off for the Cannes Film Festival -- where the movie will premiere Wednesday -- on a high-speed train.

The Eurostar train, named The Da Vinci Code, was in pursuit of a world record. Going nonstop over the 883 miles from London to the festival in southern France would put the train into the Guinness World Records book.

Hanks, who plays Robert Langdon in the film, posed for pictures Tuesday at Waterloo station with Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno and Alfred Molina, director Ron Howard and author Dan Brown.