Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, the film had long been tipped as one of the highlights of this year’s cinema showcase on the French Riviera, but did not make the cut when the initial line-up was unveiled in April.
Along with several other last minute additions – including a four-hour film from a previous winner of the Palme d’Or top prize at Cannes, Abdellatif Kechiche – the film was now in an advanced enough stage to be confirmed, organizers added.
It comes 25 years after the U.S. director, 56, won the Palme d’Or for “Pulp Fiction.” Tarantino also unveiled World War II epic “Inglourious Basterds” at the festival in 2009.
New additions to the special screenings set to take place outside the main competition include Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal’s second feature film as a director, “Chicuarotes”.
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival, running from May 14 to 25, will kick off with Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, zombie extravaganza “The Dead Don’t Die”.