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Portman, Law and Weisz Join 'Blueberry' Jam

Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai, who is currently serving as the Cannes jury president, has lured three more actors to his English-language film debut.

Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz are joining the already cast Norah Jones in "My Blueberry Nights," report news sources.

The project stars Jones as a young woman who travels across America, meeting up with a series of characters in bars and on the road in her quest to find the true meaning of love. Some have also described the film as an exploration of "the sensual link between love and food," which would probably explain the "blueberry" in the title.

Production is scheduled to begin in the summer.

Jones is sitar maestro Ravi Shankar's daughter and a multiple Grammy winner for her debut album "Come Away with Me."

The film will be a reunion of sorts for Portman and Law, who last co-starred together in "Closer." She was last seen in "V for Vendetta" and "Star Wars: Episode III," and has a trio of films coming up, including "Free Zone," "Goya's Ghosts" and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium."

Law last made an appearance in "The Aviator" and narrated "Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events." His films "All the King's Men" and "Breaking and Entering" are scheduled to be released this fall.

Weisz won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role as an activist in "The Constant Gardener." She next stars opposite Hugh Jackman in Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain," out this fall.

Wong's most recent films include "In the Mood for Love" and its sort of sequel, "2046." He's also on board to direct the remake of Orson Welles' "The Lady of Shanghai," this time starring Nicole Kidman.

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