Saturday, June 22, 2024

Uma Thurman, Jude Law Join Robert DeNiro Make Cannes Jury Star Power High


It’s a very star studded jury next month for the Cannes Film Festival. Uma Thurman and Jude Law are going join head juror Robert DeNiro on the main jury, along with director Oliver Assayas– a Cannes favorite–and Hong Kong filmmaker Johnny To, Argentinian actress Martina Gusman, American-Norwegian writer Linn Ullman (daughter of Liv Ullmann), Chad filmmaker Mahamat Saleh Haroun, and Chinese producer Nansun Shi. DeNiro, Thurman, and Law– sounds like a law firm–add to the star power coming to Cannes like crazy. The restaurants, nightclubs and hotels are going to be jammed with them, and the likes of Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, and so on. And that’s just people associated with films. The word is that Jane Fonda will be there, too, with L’Oreal, and even more Hollywood luminaries. It’s going to be a crowded Croisette, that’s for sure!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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