Cannes Film Festival: Brad Pitt Fever Takes Over As Star Promotes 'Killing Them Softly' (PHOTOS)

22/05/2012 10:50 BST | Updated 22/05/2012 15:19 BST

Brad Pitt has touched down at Cannes Film Festival to promote his latest film Killing Them Softly and has - just like last year - caused a furore.

Stopping to sign autographs for his adoring female fans, the Hollywood heartthrob then posed for photographs before attending a press conference for the film, described by one Forbes' reviewer as a violent "thinking man’s crime story."

Killing Them Softly - directed by Andrew Dominik, who Pitt last worked with on The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - is a contemporary tale of an enforcer (Pitt) charged with hunting down the thieves who robbed a mobbed-up poker game. It also stars Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, and Sam Shepard.

See all the first photos of Pitt at Cannes below...

Brad in Cannes