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Coen brothers named co-presidents of Cannes Film Festival jury

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The Coen Brothers are making history again.

Joel and Ethan Coen have been named co-presidents of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival jury – this is the first time two people will chair the jury, a news release says.

"Presiding over the jury is a special honor, since we have never heretofore been president of anything," Joel and Ethan said in a statement. "We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time."

They'll act as co-presidents of the jury, which is made up of filmmakers and actors, who will judge the contenders in the festival's main competition, BBC News reports.

The Coen brothers have a long history with Cannes. They were Palme d'or laureates in 1991, and since making their second film, "Raising Arizona," they have screened nine of their films at the festival and have won several prestigious awards. Among them: the Palme d'or in 1991 for "Barton Fink"; best director in 1996 and 2001 for "Fargo" and "The Man Who Wasn't There"; and in 2013 their film "Inside Llewyn Davis" won the Grand Prix from Steven Spielberg.

The Coens are currently working on their new film, "Hail Caesar!," which stars George Clooney, Christopher Lambert, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin and Channing Tatum, Variety reports.

The Cannes Film Festival begins May 13. The official selections for the festival will be unveiled in mid-April.

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