Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino are going to invade France, and they're going to do it together.

The star and writer/director of the much-anticipated "Inglourious Basterds" will go to Cannes with the film, which Tarantino has entered into the festival's prestigious Palm D'Or competition.

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The Cannes Film Festival runs May 13-24, and had been at a low ebb excitement-wise until the announcement that the word's most famous actor and one of its most-respected directors were coming to the rescue.

Tarantino's World War II action film has been described as "Pulp Fiction" meets "The Dirty Dozen," with Pitt leading a team of Jewish-American commandos into battle with the Nazis.

Tarantino won the Palm D'Or, the festival's prize for best picture, in 1994 with "Pulp Fiction." Pitt and Angelina Jolie are regulars at the festival.

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