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Hollywood biggies Will Smith, Jessica Chastain on 2017 Cannes jury

Actors Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and Fan Bingbing will be part of the nine-member jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, to be headed by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.

world cinema Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:46 IST
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Actor Will Smith will be part of the jury at Cannes.(Getty Images)

Actors Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and Fan Bingbing will join the nine-member jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Tuesday.

The jury headed by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will preside over the main competition at France’s most famous cinema event in May.

Other panelists include Maren Ade, the Oscar-nominated German director of Toni Erdmann, South Korean Oldboy director Park Chan-wook, and Italy’s Paolo Sorrentinto who directed The Great Beauty.

Jessica Chastain was last seen in the Zookeeper’s Wife. (jonathanolley.co.uk)

Rounding out the list are French writer, singer and director Agnes Jaoui and Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared.

The festival opens on May 17 with the winner of the prestigious Palme D’Or expected to be unveiled on May 28.

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