Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller Named Cannes Film Festival Jurors
The jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival has been announced, with two 2015 Broadway favorites among the nine artists selected. Jake Gyllenhaal (Constellations) and Sienna Miller (Cabaret) will help to decide among the films in competition and select the prize winners, culminating in the Palme d’Or. The 68th Cannes Film Festival will be held May 13-24.
The other newly announced jury members are Rossy de Palma (Actress – Spain), Sophie Marceau (Actress, Director – France), Rokia Traoré (Composer, Singer-songwriter – Mali), Guillermo del Toro (Director, Writer, Producer – Mexico), and Xavier Dolan (Director, Writer, Producer, Actor – Canada).
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (whose play Talking Cure ran on Broadway as part of 2011's three-play production Relatively Speaking) will serve as jury presidents, as was announced earlier this year.
Jake Gyllenhaal recently made his Broadway debut opposite Ruth Wilson in Nick Payne's Constellations and will soon be back on the New York stage in the upcoming Encores! Off-Center production of Little Shop of Horrors, running from July 1-2 at New York City Center.
Sienna Miller made her Broadway debut in 2009's After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber and recently returned to the Great White Way in Roundabout's revival of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret.