Hollywood star Jude Law has been picked to be one of the jurors for the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
The 38-year-old will be on the feature film jury, of which Robert De Niro, 67, is president.
Other members include actress Uma Thurman and French director Olivier Assayas.
They will award prizes including the Palme d’Or.
The Cannes film festival is on from May 11 to 22.
Hey everyone! I came across some photos of Jude and Rachel Weisz on the set of 360 and added them to the gallery. You can check them out below.
Actors Jude Law and Kevin Spacey have joined more than 100 protesters calling for freedom of expression and an end to the dictatorship in Belarus.
The demonstration began outside public relations consultancy firm Grayling, in central London, with the protesters calling for the company to end its business within the former Soviet republic.
Law, who marched in support of dissident theatre group Belarus Free Theatre (BFT), said: “Freedom of speech is not just about artistic expression but also about fundamental freedoms.
“We have the opportunity in this country to protest, to be heard and to use our freedom of speech. It’s our responsibility, therefore, that we speak for those who are less fortunate, especially as fellow Europeans.
“One would hope that this dictator will internationally be recognised for what he’s doing, the tyranny that he’s forcing people to live under.”
The demonstrators then marched to the House of Commons where BFT, whose members have been targeted and imprisoned for speaking out against the government of dictator President Alexander Lukashenko, were to perform.
Spacey, who is artistic director of the Old Vic theatre company in London, spoke of his admiration for BFT after seeing the group perform in New York.
“I don’t think I have ever sat in a nice, comfortable theatre seat and read a programme in which every single member of a theatre company has either been arrested or beaten or jailed or attempted to be silenced or lost their jobs because they have been part of a peaceful protest.”
The American Beauty actor said he has just discovered that his own films and those of Law have now been banned in Belarus because of their involvement with the protests.
“They can ban as many films as they want but they will never be able to ban the Belarus people’s right to fight for their freedom and their voices to be heard, and that’s what this protest is about.”
As promised here are the recent 2011 events that Jude has attended this year. A special thanks to Jess for some of the images!
Events and Appearances> 2011
Huge project update today. I’ve capped Sherlock Holmes, Wisdom of Crocodiles, My Blueberry Nights, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Music From Another Room and Artificial Intelligence: AI. I’ve added them all to the gallery too, plus I have a lot more to sort through. I also have pictures of Jude from the Academy Awards to add as well so stay tuned for them.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus > Blu Ray Screencaptures
Sherlock Holmes > Screencaptures
My Blueberry Nights > Screencaptures
Artificial Intelligence: AI > Screencaptures
The Wisdom of Crocodiles > Screencaptures
Music From Another Room > Screencaptures
I will be adding this to the gallery later on next week (i’m rearranging some things on there) but for now you can view the high quality photo right below.
New project for Jude in the works!
Jude Law is the most recent actor to join director Fernando Meirelles’ relationship drama 360, according to o2Films (via The Playlist).
The Peter Morgan-scripted film stars Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster, Jarnel Debouze, Karl Markovics, Maria Flor and Juliano Cazarré.
Production will begin March 21st in London before moving onto Paris, Vienna and Bratislava, Slovakia.
360 comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster. The film is directed by Fernando Meirelles.