updated 04/12/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/12/2010 AT 1:05 PM ET
Age hasn’t withered the star power of the Cannes Film Festival. The 63rd edition, from May 12-23, could deliver appearances by Johnny Depp for his film Rum Diary and Brad Pitt whose multi-generational saga Tree of Life is being touted as a possible shoo-in entry.
Also likely to roll out at the annual film rite of spring in the South of France, which will open with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in Robin Hood: Javiar Bardem in Biutiful, as well as Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jason Stratham, Jet Li and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the testosterone-charged Expendables. The official announcement of entries comes Thursday.
Other names being mentioned as possible attendees include Nicole Kidman, Juliet Binoche, Naomi Watts, Amber Heard, Marion Cotillard, Charlie Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren and Shia LaBoeuf and costar Carey Mulligan, for Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.
Update: Brad Pitt’s movie Tree of Life will not be at Cannes, PEOPLE has learned, but stay tuned for more film festival details in the next few weeks.