Nigel Parry

Morgan Freeman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shailene Woodley and director Jacques Audiard are among those set to be honored at the Deauville Film Festival (Aug 31 – Sept 9) later this month in France.

Oscar-winner Freeman will receive a career homage while Sex And The City star Parker will get Deauvilles Talent prize. Cannes Palme dOr winner Jacques Audiard, who will be at the festival with Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly to introduce their Western The Sisters Brothers, will receive an honorary award.

Parker will join Kate Beckinsale and Jason Clarke as honorees for the festivals Talent prize. Elle Fanning and Shailene Woodley will receive this years Rising Star award while writer John Grisham is getting the events literary prize.

Freemans honor comes just months after CNN ran a story in which eight women accused him of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment. The Oscar-winning actor has denied all charges and has threatened to sue the network.

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Deauville, which focuses on U.S. movies and talent, also revealed its Competition lineup today, with movies including Bart Laytons heist drama American Animals, Reinaldo Marcus Greens police violence drama Monsters And Men, A.J. Edwards Fridays Child, Debra Graniks Leave No Trace, Marc Turtletaubs Puzzle, Sara Colangelos The Kindergarten Teacher, and Jennifer Foxs The Tale.

The event will wrap with Chris Weitzs Operation Finale with Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley in attendance. Fest jury is headed by actress Sandrine Kiberlain with jury member comprising directors Stephane Brize, Xavier Legrand and Pierre Salvadori; actresses Leila Bekhti, Sabine Azema and Sara Giraudeau, singer Alex Beaupain and novelist Leila Slimani.

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