Stone, Yeoh Join Lynch At Cannes

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Sharon Stone and Michelle Yeoh will take part in the nine-member jury awarding the Palme d'Or at Cannes next month, the festival announced Wednesday.

David Lynch, the famously quirky director of “Blue Velvet,'' “The Straight Story'' and last year’s “Mulholland Drive,” heads the Cannes Film Festival's jury of three actresses and six directors. His appointment was announced earlier.

Along with Stone, co-star of “Basic Instinct” and “Casino,” and Yeoh, the ex-Bond girl and Malaysian-born star of Ang Lee's “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,”' the jury features Indonesian actress Christine Hakim and French directors Claude Miller and Regis Wargnier.

Also judging this year's festival, which runs from May 15-26, are Danish director Bille August, who directed the 1988 Palme d'Or winner “Pelle the Conqueror,” Chilean-born director Raoul Ruiz (“Time Regained”) and Brazil's Walter Salles, director of “Central Station.”