George Clooney (left) and Brad Pitt
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07/30/2008 AT 08:20 AM EDT
How do you say "star-struck" in Italian?
, Brad Pitt
, Anne Hathaway
and Charlize Theron
are among the celebrities expected on the red carpet at this year's Venice Film Festival.
The 65th annual festival opens August 27 with the out-of-competition premiere of Joel and Ethan Coen's Burn After Reading
, starring Coen favorite Clooney and his pal Pitt. (The pair also appeared at last year's festival, with Clooney memorably debuting then-girlfriend
Next month's festival is expected to be Pitt's first major public event since the birth of his twins
with Angelina Jolie
The newly single
Hathaway – who appeared at the 2006 festival with The Devil Wears Prada
– is expected to be there to promote Rachel Getting Married
, a film about an ex-model who's been in and out of rehab for 10 years, then comes home for her sister's wedding.
Other American films at the festival: The Wrestler
, starring Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke and Evan Rachel Wood; The Burning Plain
, with Theron and Kim Basinger; and The Hurt Locker
, an Iraq war drama featuring Ralph Fiennes.