Worldview Entertainment Acquires Rights to del Toro’s “Jimmy P”

Benicio del Toro’s latest project will be heading to American theaters…

Worldview Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, which stars the 46-year-old Puerto Rican actor as the titular Native American character.

Jimmy Picard

The film is directed by Arnaud Desplechin and adapted from Georges Devereux‘s 1951 study Reality and Dream: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.

The drama will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, where it has been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or.

The website rates the film favorably; judging it potentially the best film at Cannes and the second-most anticipated film of 2013.

The film also stars L.A. Law alumn A Martinez, Mathieu Amalric and Gina McKee.

del Toro to Star in “Jimmy Picard”

Benicio Del Toro is about to have an Indian summer…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actor has been cast in Jimmy Picard, a drama being adapted from Reality and Dream: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian by acclaimed ethnologist and psychologist Georges Devereux.

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It’s the true story of the friendship between a Native American and a French psychoanalyst.

The Oscar-winning actor will play the title character, a Plains Indian member of the Blackfeet nation who returns from the World War II battlefield and experiences various medical symptoms, none of which can be explained physically. He travels to the famed Winter Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where he encounters Georges Devereux, a French ethno-psychiatrist considered to have a strong understanding of the modern Native American. Through their sessions, the two men, foreign to themselves and to their country, become friends.

Shooting on the film, which will also star Mathieu Amalric and Gina McKee, is set to begin on June 18 in Michigan.

Meanwhile, del Toro will next appear in the Oliver Stone’s Savages with Salma Hayek and Blake Lively.