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Coen Brothers Named Jury Presidents of 68th Cannes Film Festival

Joel and Ethan Coen will serve as co-presidents of the 68th Cannes Film Festival jury, organizers announced.

The official lineup and jury of the 2015 festival will be announced in April.

“We look forward to returning to Cannes this year,” the Oscar-winning directors said in a statement. “We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world. Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honor, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time.”

The Coen brothers have a long history with Cannes, having won the Palme d’ Or in 1991 for “Barton Fink” and the festival’s Grand Prix in 2013 for “Inside Llewyn Davis.” They’ve also won Best Director twice: in 1996 for “Fargo” and in 2001 for “The Man Who Wasn’t There.”

The Coens are currently in production on their new film “Hail Caesar!,” starring George Clooney, Christophe Lambert, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin and Channing Tatum.

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival takes place May 13-24.

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