‘Ocean’s’ premiere supports Darfur

Stars to help raise funds for Not on Our Watch

Hoping to spin hunk power into relief aid, producer Jerry Weintraub and “Ocean’s Thirteen” stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle will use the bow of the summer tentpole to support relief efforts in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

Cadre is launching a new humanitarian org named Not On Our Watch through which to focus their efforts.

Weintraub will throw a launch party for the new org on May 22 in Cannes, two days before the Warner Bros. sequel makes its world preem on the Croisette.

In early June, Weintraub and his gang will host benefit premieres for the Warner Bros. film in Las Vegas and Chicago, with the proceeds going to Not On Our Watch.

North American preem takes place June 5 in Los Angeles. Earlier in the day, Weintraub, Clooney, Pitt and Damon will have their handprints and footprints cemented in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

According to Warner, Weintraub is the first producer to have both his handprints and footprints taken.

“I’m really excited. I didn’t think I would be. I’ve had my star on Hollywood Blvd. for many years,” Weintraub said.

On June 6, Weintraub and many from the cast, which also includes Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino and Andy Garcia, head to Vegas, where “Ocean’s Thirteen” — set in Sin City — will open the CineVegas Film Festival.

Weintraub and his entourage will head from Las Vegas to Chicago, where a benefit preem hosted by Vanity Fair will be held June 7.

Not on Our Watch supports existing relief efforts in war-torn Darfur and works to protect the people living in that region.

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