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Last ‘Shrek’ — First in 3D — to Open Tribeca Film Festival

Fourth and final chapter in DreamWorks’ billion-dollar franchise to premiere April 21

The final chapter of “Shrek” – and the first one 3D – is set to open the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, organizers said Monday.

The film, “Shrek Forever After,” will screen on April 21, Tribeca’s opening night, and run through May 2.

The DreamWorks pic — directed by Mike Mitchell and featuring the familiar voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas – is slated for wide release on May 21.

The first “Shrek” – in 2001 — grossed nearly $270 million in the U.S. and $484 million worldwide, according to BoxOfficeMojo. "Shrek 2" followed in 2004 with a $441 million domestic gross, $920 million globally. "Shrek The Third" took $323 million U.S. and $799 million worldwide in 2007.

The rest of Tribeca’s film festival slate will be announced on March 10 and March 15.