They're typically known for creating some of the finest films of the past twenty years, but it looks like Joel & Ethan Coen will be watching some instead.

The Coen Brothers have been named as Presidents of the Jury for the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

This is the first time two presidents have been named for the jury, although they took it in their usual sardonic fashion.

"Presiding over the Jury is a special honor, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time."

The Coens won the festival's Best Director award in 1996 for Fargo and again in 2001 for The Man Who Wasn't There.

Their last film, Inside Llewyn Davis, won the Grand Jury Prize in 2013 whilst Barton Fink snagged the Palme d'or back in 1991.

As for what the Coen Brothers are up to next, the TV adaptation of Fargo has been locked down for a second season with a pretty interesting cast.

Gangster comedy Hail Caesar! has entered production with an all-star cast including George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson.

The film's expected in 2016 and will, no doubt, be entered into the Cannes Film Festival for that year.