Tahar will be joined by US actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and 'Parasite' lead Song Kang-Ho.
French-Algerian actor Tahar Rahim will be part of the 74th Cannes Film Festival jury led by director Spike Lee.
It will be a female-majority jury for the July 6 to 17 festival, which has faced criticism in recent years for its lack of female representation.
Only one woman has ever won the Palme d’Or in its 73 years: Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993.
Apart from Rahim, the jury includes French-Senegalese actor-director Mati Diop whose 2019 movie Atlantics took home the Grand Prix from the festival; Crazy Heart Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, French Inglorious Basterds actress Mélanie Laurent, Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner, Brazilian Kleber Mendonca Filho, who competed at Cannes in 2016 with Aquarius, French singer Mylène Farmer and Austrian Jessica Hausner, who competed with Little Joe in 2019.
This year’s jury will wade through 24 entries (only four by women) to decide the winner of the arthouse world’s most coveted film prize.
Rahim broke through in the Jacques Audiard movie A Prophet which received nine Césars and the Cannes Grand Prix. Rahim won the César for Best Male Newcomer and for Best Actor. He returned to Cannes in competition with The Past by Asghar Farhadi and Grand Central by Rebecca Zlotowski (2013). He went on to play numerous leading roles both in France and worldwide, including in The Price Of Success by Teddy Lussi-Modeste, Samba by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache and Mary Magdalene by Garth Davis, as well as in the series The Looming Tower opposite Jeff Daniels. He’ll star next in Don Juan from Serge Bozon and She Came To Me by Rebecca Miller.