Zombies to star at Cannes Film Festival, but no Netflix or Tarantino

Cannes Film festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux and Cannes Film festival president Pierre Lescure pose next to the poster of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival during a news conference to announce its official selection in Paris. — Reuters

Cannes — Bill Murray fighting off zombies and an Elton John biopic tracking the singer's early days will be among the highlights at this year's Cannes Film Festival, though Quentin Tarantino's hotly-anticipated latest outing looked set to miss out.

Unveiling the line-up for the 72nd edition of the cinema showcase, festival director Thierry Fremaux described the selection as a "romantic and political" mix highlighting a colorful array of characters, from the walking dead to painters and migrants. — Reuters