The Weinstein Company (TWC) has swooped on all US, Australian andNew Zealand rights to Wong Kar-wai's My Blueberry Nights.
StudioCanal is handling international sales on the auteur's first English-languagefilm, which stars Norah Jones as a lovelorn young woman who meets a series ofmemorable characters while traveling across America.
Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman alsostar. Wong, Jean Louis Piel, Jacky Pang and Wang Wei produced the Block 2 Distributionpresentation and Jet Tone Films and Lou Yi Limited co-production.
"I'm thrilled that The Weinstein Company will be handling theNorth American release of My Blueberry Nights," Wong said.
"Ten years ago, Harvey Weinstein played a key role inintroducing my work to American audiences with Chungking Express. It's a pleasure to be reunited with anold friend at this new phase of my career."
"I could not be happier about working with Wong Kai-waiagain," Harvey Weinstein added. "He is a proven commodity amongforeign language films and a brilliant filmmaker who knows how to speak todifferent audiences worldwide."
TWC's executive vice presidents and co-heads of acquisitionsMichelle Krumm and Maeva Gatineau and senior vice president of business and legalaffairs Laine Kline negotiated the deal on behalf of The Weinstein Company.
Executive vice president of international sales Muriel Sauzay and directorof international sales Saya Huddleston represented StudioCanal, and Irene Leungnegotiated on behalf of Block 2 Distribution.