The Weinsteins Get Blueberry Nights

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The Weinstein Company is proud to announce that it has acquired all U.S., Australian and New Zealand rights to the romantic comedy My Blueberry Nights from award-winning director Wong Kar Wai, (In the Mood for Love, Happy Together and Chungking Express) who was this years jury president of the Cannes Film Festival. This film marks Wong’s English-language feature film debut. Wong and Lawrence Block wrote the film starring Grammy Award-winning singer Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. My Blueberry Nights is a Block 2 Distribution 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. In My Blueberry Nights, a young woman (Jones) takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of memorable characters along the way.??*”I’m thrilled that The Weinstein Company will be handling the North American release of My Blueberry Nights,” stated Wong Kar Wai. ” Ten years ago, Harvey Weinstein played a key role in introducing my work to American audiences with Chungking Express.It’s a pleasure to be reunited with an old friend at this new phase of my career.” Frederic Sichler, CEO of Studio Canal stated, “I know that Harvey is a great admirer of Wong Kar Wai and no one will be able to bring Kar Wai’s craftsmanship and this stellar cast to the widest possible North American audience like Harvey.”

Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company stated, “I could not be happier about working with Wong Kai Wai again. He is a proven commodity among foreign language films and a brilliant filmmaker who knows how to speak to different audiences worldwide.”