So they we were thinking the Cannes Film Festival was all about the parties when we heard the news, actor Edward Norton is set to join poker champion Jamie Gold for a charity poker tournament, plus we reveal his fave poker player and why Tobey Maguire is intimidating.
The event (May 17th) will take place at the famous Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, located in Cap d’Antibes, and will benefit both the Wilhelm & Karl Maybach Foundation and the Sunflower Children Foundation. Also on the RSVP list is actor Vincent Gallo (and star of forthcoming Coppola movie Tetro www.swide.com/Tetro), actor Jason Segel and new kids on the block (not literally you understand) actors Moran Atias, and Emile Hirsch.
Who we wonder is Ed Norton hoping not to meet at the poker table? According to NY Daily News , it's Tobey Maguire.
"I hear Tobey is so good — almost pro-level — so that's a little intimidating," Norton said in an interview with the site.
Edward Norton's favorite poker player? Woody Harrelson, for one very simple reason apparently: He can kick Harrelson's butt at cards."He's more of my victim. I love to take as much money off of him as possible," reported the site.
Stay posted for more Cannes film festival highlights in the run up the film festival.
Edward Norton is featured above in the film Rounders.