updated 07/30/2008 AT 6:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/30/2008 AT 8:20 AM ET
How do you say “star-struck” in Italian?
The 65th annual festival opens August 27 with the out-of-competition premiere of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Burn After Reading, starring Coen favorite Clooney and his pal Pitt. (The pair also appeared at last year’s festival, with Clooney memorably debuting then-girlfriend Sarah Larson.)
The newly single Hathaway – who appeared at the 2006 festival with The Devil Wears Prada – is expected to be there to promote Rachel Getting Married, a film about an ex-model who’s been in and out of rehab for 10 years, then comes home for her sister’s wedding.
Other American films at the festival: The Wrestler, starring Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke and Evan Rachel Wood; The Burning Plain, with Theron and Kim Basinger; and The Hurt Locker, an Iraq war drama featuring Ralph Fiennes.