Wong Kar-Wai Owns Memphis

wong kar wai blueberry nightsLock up all your valuables, and put the kids on curfew, Memphis. Wong Kar Wai and the My Blueberry Nights crew are coming to set up an impenetrable stronghold in your town. After some delays in NY, undoubtedly caused by blogger run-ins and Jude Law crazed photo-stalkers (to be fair, you’ll find some fine images shot on location), the production team is grinding it’s way towards Memphis, and according to The Memphis Commercial Appeal, should begin shooting on or around Thusday, until August 21st. Norah Jones, Rachel Weisz and David Strathairn will be in town for shooting, although co-stars Jude Law and Natalie Portman may or may not be around for ogling, because they encounter Jones’s character at other locations in the film. In this, Wong Kar-Wai’s first foray into english language pictures, Jones will be road-tripping it through the U.S., seeing what trouble she can find, and how many other unnervingly beautiful people she can run into by pure happenstance.

By the way, if you’re a long haired male, with or without a “character face” (is that like, Steve Buscemi?), and in the Memphis area, there’s a casting call out to join production. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to ride out the next few years, hoping this thing wraps in our lifetime, so we can enjoy our preferred eye candy in flavors of Jones, Weisz, Law, Portman, or whatever dreamy, possibly nonsensical creation WKW concocts. Assuming he can recreate the magic without spurned cinematographer sidekick Christopher Doyle. Think on it for awhile as you enjoy video of Jude and Norah smoking, smoking, smoking…...

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Posted by Ted Zee on August 08th 2006 | Home Page | 1 Comment Subscribe to this site's feed

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  1. Kameryn Says:

    Grade A stuff. I’m unuqesitonbaly in your debt.

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