Here is a brief casting update for all of you who
enjoy films such as Hero and House of Flying Daggers [me
me!]. The director of these films, Zhang Yimou, has picked up Chow Yun-Fat
and Gong Li [sometimes credited as Li Gong] to star in his latest film project
According to Variety,
Zhang Yimou has recently picked up both Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li to star
in his latest story of star-crossed lovers who are most likely going to
have to duke it out in order to survive, escape, or seek redemption. Though
I thought Yimou's film Hero, starring Jet Li, ended somewhat poorly,
I thought House of Flying Daggers was a damn good film and currently
have the DVD sitting right in front of me.
If Zhang Yimou can repeat some of the cool shit [flying daggers and arrows
perhaps?] that he did in House of Flying Daggers, than you can
definitely count me in on an opening weekend theatre visit; hell, I'd even
pay the evening ticket price.
The story of Autumn Remembrance follows the tale of two star-crossed
lovers, Gong as an imperial bodyguard and Chow as a Prince, as they attempt
a dangerous journey to escape persecution for their love.
Chow Yun-Fat is also currently signed on to play
a pirate captain in the second Disney sequel Pirates of the Caribbean
3. You can see Gong Li this year in the upcoming film Memoirs of
To check out the whole report, head over to Variety.