04/28/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT
• The Manhattan festival will unspool 122 movies starting April 23. Here's the skinny on some of the most anticipated:
Tribeca always tries to land a couple of high-profile Hollywood films to glam up its roster, and while this year's titles don't match the wattage of last year's Spider-Man 3, plenty of fans will still want an early peek at Speed Racer. It's brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski's (The Matrix
) reworking of the Japanese animated TV show about a young race car driver. Emile Hirsch and Christina Ricci star.
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE Madonna
turns activist, serving as narrator, writer and producer of a documentary about the plight of orphans in Malawi, the African nation where she adopted her son David, now 2.
John Cusack wrote and stars in a satire about war, corporate greed and the Middle East. Hilary Duff
(below, with scorpion) costars.
Julianne Moore (right) pulls out all the stops as a monstrous mother in a film about '60s socialite Barbara Baekeland.