Law, Thurman and Assayas are among the panel
Jude Law, Uma Thurman and French helmer Olivier Assayas will serve on the Cannes Film Festival competition jury, which will be headed by Robert De Niro, the fest announced Tuesday.
They will be joined by Argentine producer-turned-actress Martina Gusman, Chinese producer Nansun Shi, Norwegian critic Linn Ullmann, Chad helmer Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and Chinese filmmaker Johnny To.
Co-founder of China’s Film Workshop Co., Shi has production credits that include “Infernal Affairs,” which Martin Scorsese remade as “The Departed.”
Gusman co-founded Pablo Trapero’s production label Matanza Cine in 2002 and produced his “El bonaerense” before earning acclaim for her lead role in Trapero’s Cannes 2008 competition player “Lion’s Den.”
The jury’s other Cannes alumni are Haroun, whose “A Screaming Man” won a Cannes jury prize last year, and To, whose “Vengeance” competed in 2009. Assayas was at Cannes last year with “Carlos.”
Assayas will start lensing his next film, the 1960s-set coming-of-age drama “Something in the Air,” in the summer.
The jury will award seven prizes during the closing ceremony of the fest, which runs May 11-22.
(John Hopewell in Madrid contributed to this report.)