Herzsprung subs for Cody on Berlin jury

'Juno' scribe cancels because of schedule change

COLOGNE, Germany -- German actress Hannah Herzsprung has replaced Oscar-winning screenwriter and columnist Diablo Cody ("Juno") as part of the three-member jury judging this year's best first feature at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Cody, who penned the script to the upcoming horror comedy "Jennifer's Body" and is a writer on Showtime's "United States of Tara," pulled out at the jury post because of "last-minute changes in her schedule," the festival said.

Herzsprung joins German producer In-Ah Lee and Iranian director Rafi Pitts on the jury and will choose the best debut feature running in the Berlinale's official selection.

Herzsprung's international breakthrough came with her starring performance in Chris Kraus' "4 Minutes" (2006), in which she plays a convicted murderer who is also a gifted pianist. Last year she took part in the Berlinale's Shooting Stars event, which highlights up-and-coming acting talent from across Europe.

At this year's Berlinale, Herzsprung can be seen in three films: Stephen Daldry's "The Reader," Rudolph Thome's "Pink" and Nicolai Rohde's "10 Seconds."
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