According to a roundup at Monkey Peaches, several Hong Kong newspapers this morning are reporting that Wong Kar-Wai's My Blueberry Night - his first film shot in English, and first on American soil - is scheduled to go into production in June. Reassuringly, it's NOT going to be about Hurricane Katrina, despite earlier rumors that mistakenly combined this film with Wong's stated interest in making a movie about Katrina's effects. Instead, the film, which stars Norah Jones, Rachel Weisz and (this one's new) Jude Law, is going to be a road movie, "shot on multiple locations from New York to California, including Las Vegas." Yes, I'm a huge WKW whore who will love pretty much anything he does, but I still think this sounds fantastic, particularly if Christopher Doyle is involved - just imagine how he'd shoot Vegas, or the deserts of the American southwest. That thought actually just gave me chills.

The Monkey Peaches report also confirms that The Lady from Shanghai has been delayed, and will be shot after both Blueberry Night and Baz Luhrmann's untitled Aussie epic, in which Wong's star Nicole Kidman is appearing alongside Russell Crowe.
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