Wong Kar-Wai’s first English-language movie


Star actors Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman are to star in the Hong Kong directors ‘My Blueberry Nights’, his production company said in Cannes on Wednesday.

The film, which will start shooting later this year, will also star pop jazz singer Norah Jones making her acting debut, according to a statement by Jet Tone.

Grammy award winner Jones plays a young woman who sets off to travel across the United States in a quest to uncover the true meaning of love in the sensual romance.

Wong, who is currently heading the jury at the Cannes Film festival, is known for his films such as ‘In The Mood For Love’ and ‘Happy Together’. He is to start filming once the festival is over.

Briton Weisz won an Oscar in March for her supporting role in ‘The Constant Gardener’. Her compatriot Jude Law, who played in ‘Closer’ and former child star Portman, who appeared in ‘The Professional’ (aka ‘Leon’) and more recently ‘V for Vendetta’ are also slated for the cast.

The Hong Kong Chinese director is also preparing a thriller called ‘Lady from Shanghai’ starring Nicole Kidman, which is to start production in 2007.


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