Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman to be on Shanghai film fest jury

Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Hugh Grant, Hayden Christensen along with Chinese actress Gong Li, will be part of the jury this year and attend the red carpet event of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).

The youngest in the top league film festivals will be celebrated in this Chinese economic capital between 14 and 22 June.

Kidman will open the festival on June 14 while Portman will close it 22 June.

 The festival will see the presentation of the Jin Jue awards, made in the form of golden statuettes of an ancient traditional Chinese cup.

Kidman will promote her latest film, Grace of Monaco, and Hugh Grant will also do the same for his new romantic film, The Rewrite, while Canadian actor Hayden Christensen will appear for his film Outcast.

The festival's organising committee announced this piece of news through their official website on Wednesday as did all the major newspapers in Shanghai.

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