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Benicio Del Toro Will Play Native American Jimmy Picard

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Benicio Del Toro attends the premiere of Miral at the 54th BFI London Film Festival held at The Vue Leicester Square on October 18, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Fergus McDonald/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Benicio Del Toro
Photo: Fergus McDonald/2010 Getty Images

Benicio Del Toro — Spanish for, “Ehh, cast the famous Puerto Rican actor for that Native American part” — has selected his next film in Jimmy Picard. France’s Arnaud Desplechin will direct the adaptation of the 1969 book Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, with Del Toro playing a member of the Blackfeet tribe who met French psychoanalyst Georges Devereux while recovering from WWII trauma. “The two men,” Deadline writes, “foreign to themselves and to their country, become friends.” Aw! Friends!

Benicio Del Toro to Star in Jimmy Picard