Martin Sheen, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Abigail Breslin coming to Dubai

A-list Hollywood stars set to stroll the red carpet at DIFF 2013

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Martin Sheen, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Rooney Mara, Michael B Jordan, Abigail Breslin and Naomie Harris are among the A-list stars who will be strolling down the red carpet at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).

Organisers have for the first time unveiled the complete list of celebrities confirmed to attend this year’s festival, which runs from December 6 to 14.

Amongst them is Cate Blanchett, who will head up the IWC Filmmaker Award jury for the second year running, while Martin Sheen will be in town to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as hosting an ‘In Conversation’ event on Sunday December 8.

The complete list of international celebrities currently confirmed to attend is: Martin Sheen, Cate Blanchett, Irfann Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqi, Rooney Mara, Mark Ruffalo, Goldie, Berenice Mahloe, Maryam D’Abo, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Jim Sheridan, Andy Serkis, Stephan Lang, Walter Parkes, Javed Jaffrey, Shekhar Kapur, Eugene Domingo, Michael B. Jordan, Naomie Harris, Abigail Breslin, Jonathan Teplitzsky, Catherine Breillat, Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Barry Cook, Yuya Yagira, Fred Schepisi, Rahul Bose, Jayaram, Arjun Rampal, Meltem Cumbul and Mehr Jesia Rampal.

There are also a host of Arabic stars set to attend the festival, including: Hassan Youssef, Yosra, Ezzat El-Alaily, Nelly, Nadia El-Gendy, Samira Ahmed, Youssef Shaaban, Abdelrahman Abouzahra, Ahmed Bider, Khaled Saleh, Samy El-Adl, Mahmoud Kabil , Hassan Mostafa, Mimi Gamal, Mohamed Saad, Sherine Adel and Monther Ryahnah.

And regional names from the GCC you can expect to see on the red carpet include: Abdel Aziz Jassem Asmahan, Shojoun, Mashari Al Ballam, Soaad Abdullah, Shahed, Sahar Hussei, Ahlam Hasan, Lamiaa Tarek, Intisar Al Sharrah, Lamiaa Tarek, Intisar Al Sharrah, Abdul Nasser Darweesh, Najwa Al Qubeisi, Sanaa Younis, Latifa Al Mojren and Ibrahim Al Zadjali.

For more on the festival’s line-up, click here.

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