PARIS (AP) _ Sharon Stone and Michelle Yeoh will take part in the nine-member jury awarding the Palme d'Or at Cannes next month, the festival announced Wednesday.

David Lynch, the famously quirky director of ``Blue Velvet,'' ``The Straight Story'' and ``Mulholland Drive,'' heads the Cannes Film Festival's jury of three actresses and six directors. His appointment was announced earlier.

Along with Stone, co-star of ``Basic Instinct'' and ``Casino,'' and Yeoh, the ex-Bond girl and Malaysian-born star of Ang Lee's ``Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,'' the jury features Indonesian actress Christine Hakim and French directors Claude Miller and Regis Wargnier.

Also judging this year's festival, which runs from May 15-26, are Danish director Bille August, who directed the 1988 Palme d'Or winner ``Pelle the Conqueror,'' Chilean-born director Raoul Ruiz (``Time Regained'') and Brazil's Walter Salles, director of ``Central Station.''

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