Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Cate Blanchett elected new president of the Cannes Film Festival jury.

(CNN)Cate Blanchett will be the next president of the Cannes Film Festival jury.

The two-time Academy Award winner said in a statement obtained by CNN that she was "humbled" to take on the role.
"This festival plays a pivotal role in bringing the world together to celebrate story; that strange and vital endeavor that all peoples share, understand and crave," Blanchett said.