Pierre Lescure former head of Vivendi Universal's pay-TV group Canal Plus, is to head the jury at the 2002 Deauville American film festival, to be held August 30-September 8.

Premiere screenings so far announced for the event include:Doug Limon's Matt Damon-starrer The Bourne Identity, Roger Mitchell's Changing Lanes, featuring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson as well as Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood directed by Callie Khouri and featuring Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn and Ashley Judd.

Along with Damon and Affleck, stars invited to attend the 28th edition of the event to date include Tom Hanks (Sam Mendes' Road To Perdition), Harrison Ford (K-19), Nicolas Cage (John Woo's Windtalkers), Jennifer Lopez (Wayne Wang's Uptown Girl), Jude Law, Joaquin Phoenix and Asia Argento, as well as directors Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan, Neil LaBute and Rob Cohen.

The rest of the jury of the American independent films competition, won last year by John Cameron Mitchell's Hedgwig And The Angry Inch, has yet to be announced.