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Tom Cruise swoops into Cannes, igniting movie competition with jets and star energy

The 75th Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Top Gun: Maverick" Out of Competition - Cannes, France, May 18, 2022. Cast members Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly pose. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

The seventy fifth Cannes Movie Pageant – Photocall for the movie “Prime Gun: Maverick” Out of Competitors – Cannes, France, Might 18, 2022. Forged members Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly pose. (REUTERS)

CANNES, France  – Tom Cruise rolled into the Cannes Movie Pageant on Wednesday – jet planes in tow – cranking up festivities with motion, star energy and autograph signings on the pink carpet.

Followers greeted him with whoops and hollers and the French Air Power aerobatic staff Patrouille de France flew overhead, spraying the sky with colored smoke trails in pink, white and blue.

Cruise was within the metropolis to advertise the long-awaited “Prime Gun: Maverick” film sequel, which was held again for 2 years due to the coronavirus pandemic. A giant ticket draw, it has added appreciable buzz to the world’s largest movie competition because it marks a splashy return for its seventy fifth anniversary version.

In a tuxedo and black bowtie, the American star labored the group lined up alongside the pink carpet, signing images and posing for selfies.

He posed with fellow actors Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller, clapping competition director Thierry Fremaux on the again when the jets flew over head.

Cruise had arrived earlier within the day, stepping out of a black automotive to the chants of “Tom! Tom!”

Some followers had been tenting out since breakfast.

“I used to be like, ‘I have to see him, completely, a method or one other!’” mentioned Oriane Holz, 22. She held up an indication asking for tickets to the screening of the movie.

Katy McNulty, 46 and Joanne Routledge, 52, had been on the highway since earlier than daybreak. The pair have been up at 3 am and travelled from the north of England to Scotland, taking a aircraft from Edinburgh to Good, after which a practice to Cannes to reach in time for Cruise’s look.

What have been they angling for?

“A selfie with Tom as a result of we promised them at work that’s what we’ll ship – they usually instructed us we wouldn’t,” mentioned Routledge.

Stan Hamilton, an American pupil studying French in Cannes, mentioned: “Me and my father watched ‘Prime Gun’ after I was a toddler. I want he might be right here with me now.”


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