Monday, September 18, 2006

58 / My blueberry nights

My Blueberry Nights is an upcoming film directed by Wong Kar Wai. It is currently being filmed across the United States, including in Nevada and in New York City. The film is to be Wong's first English language film, and will star Norah Jones and feature Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Natalie Portman in supporting roles. Participation of David Strathairn, Kevin Spacey and Ed Harris is also expected. The film is described as a "hip, romantic story, which explores the sensual link between love and distance," according to the Paris-based company.

The film will also mark the big screen debut of Grammy Award-winning singer Norah Jones who will portray a young waitress who travels across America to find answers to her questions about the true meaning of love. According to a release, 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.

Wong is also preparing a thriller named "Lady from Shanghai," starring Nicole Kidman, which will begin production in 2007. He is currently serving as the president of the Cannes Film Festival jury. His most recent feature, "2046," screened in competition in 2004. Other previous credits include "In the Mood for Love," "Happy Together," and "Chungking Express.".

At the recent Cannes Film Festival, where Wong served as jury president, a poster for “Blueberry” was displayed in front of Cannes' Majestic Hotel with a headshot of Jones.

“Blueberry” began shooting in New York City on June 21 and will film in various other cities across the United States, including Las Vegas.