Toronto: Brian De Palma, Zhang Ziyi, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Join Competition Jury

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Brian De Palma, Zhang Ziyi

The trio will judge a dozen Platform contenders that includes Natalie Portman's 'Jackie' biopic and Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight.'

The Toronto International Film Festival has staffed up its star-driven Platform competition jury.

Brian De Palma, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi and Cannes alum Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Dry Season, Grigris) were unveiled Thursday as the three-person jury for the festival competition to spotlight non-Hollywood movies in the TIFF lineup. 

The Platform lineup includes the Natalie Portman-starring Jackie biopic, directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain; Barry Jenkin's Moonlight; William Oldroyd's Lady Macbeth; and Mijke de Jong's Layla M.

The winning film in the Platform competition will receive $25,000 and be announced at the TIFF awards ceremony on Sept. 18. The festival is set to run Sept. 8-18.

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