Will Smith and Jessica Chastain to join Cannes Festival jury

US movie stars Will Smith and Jessica Chastain will be part of the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival presided over by Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar. The other jurors for the festival’s 70th edition are the German director Maren Ade, whose “Toni Erdmann” was a hit at the festival last year and was nominated for an Academy Award; the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino; the Chinese actress Fan Bingbing; the French actress and singer Agnès Jaoui; the Korean director Park Chan-wook; and the French composer Gabriel Yared.Directors with films in this year’s festival competiting  or the coveted Palme d’Or are Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, Todd Haynes and Hong Sang-soo. The festival will take place May 17-28.

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