Jude Law and Uma Thurman join Cannes jury

Jude Law and Uma Thurman Law and Thurman appeared together in 1997 film Gattaca

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Acting stars Jude Law and Uma Thurman have been added to Robert De Niro's jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

Other members of the panel, announced on Tuesday, include Chinese film-maker Nansun Shi, Argentine actress Martina Gusman and Norwegian author and journalist Linn Ullmann.

Terence Malick's long-awaited The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt, is among films competing for the Palme d'Or.

The festival runs from 11 to 22 May.

Other contenders including Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito), starring Antonio Banderas, and former Palme d'Or winner Lars Von Trier's Melancholia.

The jury is completed by film directors Johnny To from Hong Kong, Chadian Mahamat Saleh Haroun and France's Olivier Assayas.

This year's festival will be opened by Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris and will also feature an out-of-competition screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Law and Thurman appeared together in 1997 film Gattaca.

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