Nora Jones has a 'perfect acting aura'
Jones will star with Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz in the film My Blueberry Nights, and Kar-Wai was convinced to cast her after seeing her "acting aura".
He explained: "Of course everyone knows her because she's a singer, but I didn't pick her for this film because she's a very successful singer.
"I think she's suitable for acting. This is instinct. It's like how I felt that Faye Wong could act when I first saw her a few years ago. There's a very special aura."
Wong was a Chinese pop star who appeared in his movies Chungking Express and 2046.