Langella to preside over Zurich jury

Thesp stars in 'Money Never Sleeps'

BERLIN — Frank Langella will head the international jury at the Zurich Film Festival, which runs Sept. 23-Oct. 3.

The actor, who has toplined such films as “Dracula” and “Frost/Nixon,” stars in Oliver Stone’s fest screener “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and Andrew Jarecki’s upcoming drama “All Good Things.”

Langella’s selection further sharpens the focus on “Wall Street.” The fest is unspooling the pic (as well as the 1987 original) on its closing night and also feting star Michael Douglas with its Golden Icon Award for his life’s work prior to the screening. Stone and producer Edward Pressman will attend the pic’s German-language premiere Oct. 3.

Joining Langella on the international jury are writer Barry Gifford, Argentine writer-director Julia Solomonoff (“The Last Summer of La Boyita”); Mexican filmmaker Carlos Cuaron (“Rudo y Cursi”); Swiss actor Anatole Taubman (“The Pillars of the Earth”) and former Variety journalist Sharon Swart.

Serving on this year’s documentary jury are Australian director-writer-producer Mark Lewis; U.S. filmmakers Jennifer Fox and Chris Paine; Swiss helmer Heidi Specogna and Croatian director-producer Nenad Puhovski.

The German-language jury includes Austrian helmer Jessica Hausner (“Lourdes”), German actress Johanna Wokalek (“Pope Joan”), Teutonic writer-director Frieder Wittich, Swiss producer Christof Neracher and Swiss director Christoph Schaub.

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