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U.S. rights to Arnaud Desplechin’s drama Jimmy P. starring Benicio Del Toro have been acquired by Worldview Entertainment from Wild Bunch.
The film will have its world premiere in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival this month.
Based on a true story, Jimmy P. follows Jimmy Picard (Del Toro), a Blackfoot Indian, who returns from World War II with a mysterious illness and requires the help of psychoanalyst George Devereux (Matthieu Amalric).
The drama was written by Desplechin based on the book Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian by Devereux.
The film is now one of three that Worldview will debut at Cannes this year. Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller Blood Ties, starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, and James Gray’s period drama, The Immigrant, starring Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, will also hit the Croisette this year.
CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of Worldview.
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