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On August 18th, Ziyi was in Shanghai to attend a press conference for The Wasted Times. She seemed more than happy to join other cast members of the film for this promotional event.
A new still and two gorgeous posters featuring Ziyi were also recently released.
The complete lineup of the 41th Toronto Film Festival has just been unveiled. Ziyi’s next anticipated film The Wasted Times will have it’s world premiere at the renowned canadian festival. Let’s hope Ziyi will attend and walk the red carpet.
Here is the short sumary offered by the festival’s official site, along with a superb new still.
Superstars Ge You, Zhang Ziyi and Tadanobu Asano headline this hotly anticipated thriller about a Japanese spy hunting down a former friend for the murder of his family in 1920s Shanghai.Superstars Ge You, Zhang Ziyi and Tadanobu Asano headline this hotly anticipated thriller about a Japanese spy hunting down a former friend for the murder of his family in 1920s Shanghai.
Moreover, the film is slated for release in China on December, 23rd.
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.
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.