StudioCanal has set Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and Norah Jones to star in “My Blueberry Nights,” a romantic comedy that will be the first English-language feature directed by Wong Kar-waii.
Jones, the Grammy Award-winning singer, stars as a young woman who travels across America to find the true meaning of love, encountering offbeat characters along the way.
Pre-production begins right after the Cannes Film Festival, where Wong is jury prexy. Pic will shoot this summer across the U.S.
A Block 2 Distributions presentation and a co-production of Jet Tone Films and Lou Yi Limited, the film is produced by Wong, Jean Louis Piel, Jacky Pang and Wang Wei.
The director, who most recently helmed “2046,” is also prepping thriller “The Lady From Shanghai,” with Nicole Kidman to star. That pic begins production in 2007.