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Norah Jones will cut the ribbon at the opening of the American Pavillion in Cannes on Friday. But don’t worry. Wong Kar-Wai, her "My Blueberry Nights" director, will be there to help. The music diva’s first film premieres tonight at the fest and from what I’ve heard, she’s not half bad in it. According to film critic Emanuel Levy,


And to the burning question: Can Norah Jones act? Absolutely. Endowed
with a strong, charismatic presence, Jones is photogenic, and Wong,
having worked with some of the most beautiful actresses in world cinema
today (Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, among them) gives her the full-star
treatment, with close-ups and mega close-ups. With additional acting
experience, Jones could develop into an A-list dramatic actress.

Photo Credits: Grammy-winner Norah Jones is at her first Cannes Film Festival with her first film role in the first English-speaking film by director Wong Kar-Wai. Nervous? You betcha.
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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead