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Jang Dong-gun set for Hur Jin-ho pic joined by Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung

10아시아최종수정 2011.09.22 19:11기사입력 2011.09.22 19:11

Jang Dong-gun [AM Entertainment]

Actor Jang Dong-gun has finalized on his decision to appear in a film by director Hur Jin-ho which has also cast top Chinese actresses Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung as the main female characters.

An official at Jang's agency AM Entertainment delivered the news of the pic titled "Shanghai Project" which is set to be the Chinese remake of a French literature classic named "Dangerous Liaisons."

This will be the first time since director Chen Kaige's "The Promise" in 2005 that the two actresses will work together and the first time that Jang will work with them.

The movie, where all lines will be acted out in Chinese, will go into shoot immediately after a press conference announcing the film's production set for September 26 in Beijing, the official added.

This will not be the first time the French classic will be adapted for the big screen; in Hollywood, Stephen Frears directed "Dangerous Liasons" in 1988, Milos Forman directed "Valmont" in 1989, Roger Kumble directed "Cruel Intentions" in 1999 in Hollywood and in Korea, director Lee Jae-yong directed "Untold Scandal" in 2003.

Zonbo Media, which was the investor for Hur's "April Snow" and "A Good Rain Knows," will produce "Shanghai Project" with Singapore's Homerun Asia on a 15 million dollar budget.

Jang, considered one of Korea's most popular actors, has starred in numerous television dramas such as "All About Eve" and movies including "Friend," "TaeGukGi: Brotherhood Of War" and "Typhoon."

Most recently, he wrapped up filming of "My Way," famed Korean director Kang Je-gyu's Hollywood debut movie which also stars top Japanese actor Odagiri Joe and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, which is now in post production stages.

Zhang Ziyi (left) and Cecilia Cheung

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