'The Avengers' to close Tribeca Film Festival

March 28, 2012 - 11:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The superhero bonanza "The Avengers" will close the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival.

The festival announced Wednesday that the Marvel epic will be the festival's closing night film on April 28. The film, directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., is based on the comic book series that unites Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America and others.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 18 to April 29. Opening the festival will be "The Five-Year Engagement," a comedy starring Jason Segel and produced by Judd Apatow.

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