The filming of Ziyi’s next movie The Murderer is still underway in Shanghai and it should be until sometimes in March, but we have the chance today to watch its very first teaser trailer. The quality is pretty awful, but we’re grateful to whoever filmed it and shared it on Weibo.
Ziyi’s next movie, The Murderer (酱园弄), a passion project of Hong Kong director Peter Chan that took 7 years of preparation, is finally being filmed in Shanghai. An official teaser poster was just released today on the official Weibo @电影酱园弄, along with a short text:
A lot of rumors and speculation having been circulating online about the cast, but only Ziyi, Lei Jiayin, Li Xian and Jackson Yee have been seen of the set so far. Given that the cast list is very long and not completed yet, they didn’t make anything official so far. More rumored cast members include Yang Mi, Zhao Liying, Shen Teng, Liu Xiaoqing, Joan Chen, Huang Xiaoming, Zhu Yawen, Tong Dawei, Liu Ye and many more.
Wang Feng and Ziyi simultaneously announced their divorce on Weibo today.
南華早報 (South China Morning Post), the Hong Kong-based newspaper, published an article in English about it.
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has announced she is splitting with her husband of eight years, musician Wang Feng, with whom she has two children. On October 23, Zhang and Wang posted the same message on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter: “Having experienced eight years of marriage together, and after extensive consideration and discussion, we have decided to get a divorce.”The statement goes on to say that no blame is attached to either party and their separation does not mean that either failed or betrayed the other; and nor will it affect their love for their children. This is a decision between two adults. We hope to gain your understanding and support,” it adds.
Although Zhang and Wang have decided to divorce, they write in the shared statement that they will continue to co-parent their eight-year-old daughter and three-year-old son “as a family unit”.
Their statement on Weibo adds that neither of them will say anything more about their divorce.
After more than a year of filming, Chen Kaige’s new epic war film The Great War finally wrapped filming. For the occasion, posters of the massive cast were released in and out character on Chinese social medias. We’ve also updated a few screencaptures of the clip made for the occasion.