Benicio Del Toro and Gina McKee have joned writer/director's Arnaud Desplechin"AKA Jimmy Picard" says Deadline
An adaptation of George Devereux's non-fiction essays "Reality and Dream: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian". The story follows a Native American soldier using the alias Jimmy Picard (Del Toro). He returns from his tour in World War II, and starts suffering from various mysterious medical symptoms that cannot be explained physically. The soldier travels to the famous Winter Hospital in Topeka, Kansas to consult with French psychoanalyst Georges Devereux (Mathieu Amalric), who is known for his understanding of Native Americans. They end up becoming friends through their many therapy sessions.
Desplechin and Pascal Caucheteux will produce the pic.
Shooting begins June 18 in Michigan.