Zhang Ziyi, the Chinese actress who starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as well as Memoirs of a Geisha, is joining Paramount’s sci-fi thriller God Particle from J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions.
David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Bruhl and Elizabeth Debicki have already signed on to the mission to play crewmembers aboard a space station who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must determine if those aboard are friend or foe. Julius Onah is directing the movie.
Zhang is part of the international team of astronauts and scientists up in space.
Happy birthday to our favorite actress <3
Ziyi’s Next film Run for Love will be released in Chinese theaters in about 1 week only and here’s a short film clip from Ziyi’s segment. I’ve also updated the gallery with a few new stills from the film. Enjoy!
The website “im globalfilm” just released a synopsis and a gorgeous promotional picture of “The Wasted Times“.
Love, hatred, and betrayal abound in Shanghai during the chaotic, war-torn 1930’s. Mr. Lu is ambushed during an important meeting with the Japanese army, but his sister’s husband, Watabe sacrifices himself to save Mr. Lu. Worse still, the Japanese brutally murder Mr. Lu’s children and sister. To avenge their deaths, Mr. Lu’s mistress attempts to kill the culprit but ends up dead.
Years later as the Sino-Japanese war comes to a close, Mr. Lu visits the abandoned wife of his former boss, Mrs. Wang. She reveals that Watabe is still alive and did not sacrifice himself to save Mr. Lu, but is actually a Japanese spy responsible for the deaths of his family members and captured her as a slave in his basement. Given this new revelation, Mr. Lu takes Mrs. Wang to the war camp where Watabe is held to finally make him pay for his sins.