Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, president of the competition jury here at the Festival de Cannes, willl begin pre-production on "My Blueberry Nights" following the festival. Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and Norah Jones will star in his first English-language effort, Studio Canal has confirmed. The film is described as a "hip, romantic story, which explores the sensual link between love and distance," according the Paris-based company.
"My Blueberry Nights" marks the big screen debut of Grammy Award-winning singer Norah Jones who will portray a young woman who travels across America to find answers to her questions about the true meaning of love. According to the announcement, Jones' character encounters a series of offbeat denizens played by Law and Portman. The film is a Block 2 Distributions presentation and produced by Wong Kar Wai, Jean Louis Piel, Jacky Pang and Wang Wei, and is a production of Jet Tone Films and Lou Yi Ltd. [Brian Brooks]