Quentin Tarantino Will Chair Venice Film Festival Jury


Quentin Tarantino will head up the Venice Film Festival’s competition jury, where he’ll be judging movies that include Julian Schnabel’s Miral and Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, which boasts the very Tarantino-esque casting of one Stephen Dorff. Festival organizers said they chose Tarantino, who chaired the Cannes jury that awarded the Palme d’Or to Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004, because, among other reasons, he “is perhaps the only American auteur to be adored worldwide like a rock star," causing Wes Anderson to seriously consider adding a yellow tracksuit and/or baseball-bat beatdown to his next film. [Variety]