Jude Law was swarmed by autograph-seeking fans upon his arrival in Nice this morning. He's among the first wave of stars descending on Cannes for the city's famous film festival. Jude's not starring in a project, instead he's been chosen to join Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman on the judging panel. Hollywood heavy hitters Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Angelina Jolie are among the stars expected to hit the red carpets and screen films in the days to come. The French film festival gives Jude the opportunity to catch up with old and new co-stars including his Hugo Cabret castmate Johnny Depp, who will be in town debuting his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to an international audience. Away from acting Jude recently filed a lawsuit against News of the World, the same media outlet that reached a settlement with his ex Sienna Miller last month over illegal wire taps on her phone.