Sean Penn to head Cannes jury in 2008

Actor and director Sean Penn has been named head of the jury of the 2008 Cannes International Film Festival, the organisation of the event announced yesterday. The festival will taken place between 14 and 25 May.

Penn's latest directorial project is the film Into the Wild, based on Jon Krakauer's non-fiction book and is considered a strong candidate for an Oscar for Best Film of 2007.

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