Cannes Film Festival 2012: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & More Arrive in Style (PHOTOS)

Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron stole the show Thursday afternoon while on the red carpet at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where they were promoting their controversial new movie, The Paperboy.

Kidman, 44, showed off her elegant side in a stunning rose-colored gown — a nice compliment to the blood-orange dress she wore earlier Thursday at the Paperboy photo call.

Who else showed up for the premiere?

Meanwhile, the hunky Efron, 24, classed it up in a simple black-and-white tuxedo.

The Paperboy, which is set to be released sometime this year, is director Lee Daniels’ first film since his Oscar-winning Precious, in 2009, and tells the story of two men (Efron, Matthew McConaughey) who help a sexy woman (Kidman) get her pen pal (John Cusack) off of death row.

The reaction from critics out of Cannes has been mostly divided. (More on that here.)

Check out more Cannes red carpet arrivals, including one from Heidi Klum, in our gallery now!