22/05/2012 06:50 BST | Updated 22/05/2012 11:19 BST

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

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