Sean Penn for President!

Of the Cannes jury, that is

Actor, director, Writers' Guild protestor and now jury president at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Sean Penn's indie cred CV is surely now complete.

Speaking about the fest Sean said: "In the last few years, it seems there has been a rejuvenation of cinema building worldwide; increasingly thoughtful, provocative, moving, and imaginative films by talented filmmakers: that a new generation of filmmaking may have begun. The Cannes Film Festival has long been the epicenter in the discovery of those new waves of filmmakers from all over the world. I very much look forward to participating in this year's festival as President of the jury."

Cannes will run from May 14-25 - keep your eyes on TF for all the latest news.

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