[ 2006-09-12 10:03 ]
Chinese actress Joan Chen of "The
Last Emperor" has joined the cast of the new Ang Lee movie "Lust, Caution ," Lee's assistant has
|"Lust, Caution," based on a 26-page short story
by famed Chinese writer Eileen
"Lust, Caution," based on a 26-page short story by famed Chinese writer
Eileen Chang, is about a group of patriotic students who plot to
assassinate the intelligence chief in the Japanese-backed Chinese
government during the World War II era.
Cannes best actor winner, Hong Kong's Tony Leung Chiu-wai, plays the
intelligence official Mr. Yi, and Chen has been cast as his wife, Ang
Lee's assistant, David Lee, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press
In other cast members, Chinese newcomer Tang Wei plays the student Wang
Jiazhi, who seduces Yi to pave the
way for the
assassination. Chinese-American pop star Leehom Wang portrays Kuang Yumin,
a student collaborator of Wang Jiazhi's.
Chen is best known in the West for her roles in the Oscar-winning "The
Last Emperor" and the TV series "Twin Peaks."
"Lust, Caution" marks Ang Lee's return to Chinese-language film after
making "The Hulk" and the gay romance "Brokeback Mountain," which earned
Lee Oscar a best director Oscar earlier this year.
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