The Great War Teaser Trailer

The rumor was circulating on Chinese medias for a while already, but it’s now official that Ziyi is among the cast of Chen Kaige’s next epic war film The Great War. The teaser trailer was released today. According to Douban, the film will be release in China on September 30, 2023.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Returns to Theaters

Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is officially returning to North American theaters on February 17, 2023 in a 4k restoration, 23 years after its initial release. Sony Pictures Classics made the announcement of their official Twitter account.

14th Macau International Movie Festival

Ziyi was at the 14th Macau International Movie Festival today. She ended up winning both Best Actress and Best Director for her short Poem in the patriotic anthology film My Country, My Parents.

Avatar: The Way of Water Chinese Dubbing

Ziyi joined the voice cast of the Chinese version of the Hollywood film Avatar: The Way of Water. She will be dubbing Kate Winslet’s character Ronal. Sun Li, Deng Chao and Huang Xuan are also dubbing the remaining main characters. CBR has some details.

Her involvement was officially announced on China.org, an official state-run portal. Zhang will be voicing Ronal, the tsahìk of the Metkayina clan, voiced and performed by actor Kate Winslet in the English version of the film. Ronal’s mate, Tonowari, performed by actor Cliff Curtis in the English version, will be voiced by Huang Xuan in the dub. Sam Worthington’s Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri will be played by Deng Chao and Sun Li, respectively.

Art ‘N Dior Shanghai Event

Ziyi was still in Shanghai on November 9th to attend the 2nd edition of Art ‘N Dior.

The actress also released a photoshoot of the event.

Clé de Peau Beauté Shanghai Promotional Event

Yesterday, Ziyi was in Shanghai to attend a promotional event for Clé de Peau Beauté to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the brand.

Golden Crane Awards

Ziyi just won two prizes at the 7th Golden Crane Awards in Japan. Affiliated with the prestigious Tokyo International Film Festival, the China Film Week celebrates and honors Chinese cinema with the Golden Crane Awards. This Year, Ziyi was awarded Best Actress and Best New Director for My Country, My parents. The actress unsurprisingly couldn’t attend the ceremony in Japan, but nonetheless sent a video that can be watched below.

Ziyi to star in ‘The Murderer’

After a few attempts to work with Peter Chan, particularly a book adaptation that was in development for years ironically called Waiting with Takeshi Kaneshiro, Ziyi may work with the Hong Kong director after all. Variety and Screen Daily are reporting that she will lead the suspense thriller The Murderer.

Projects starring Donnie Yen and Zhang Ziyi are among the independently produced TV series to be launched on the sidelines of this week’s Busan International Film Festival. The company responsible is Changin’ Pictures, a would-be studio being hatched by Hong Kong-based film director and producer Peter Chan Ho-sun.

Chan himself will direct Zhang in “The Murderer,” a suspense thriller set in 1944 Shanghai. Based on real events, the story focuses on a woman who is accused of murdering and dismembering her abusive husband. “By depicting the vagaries of her various trials, this series exposes the vicissitudes of leadership change in China from Japanese Occupation to the Nationalist government to the birth of new China,” Changin’ Pictures said.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is set to star in The Murderer, a true crime suspense thriller based on a case in 1940s Shanghai. Chan will direct the thriller in which Zhang plays a woman accused of dismembering her husband.